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Talent: A Two-Part Series - Part I. The Currency of the 21st Century Economic Developer - Part II. Identifying, Implementing, & Funding Organizational Solutions:


Part I. The Currency of the 21st Century Economic Developer For more than 30 years I've had the opportunity to assist communities with their development goals and have witnessed first-hand ...


Talent: A Two-Part Series - Part I. The Currency of the 21st Century Economic Developer - Part II. Identifying, Implementing, & Funding Organizational Solutions:


Part I. The Currency of the 21st Century Economic Developer For more than 30 years I've had the opportunity to assist communities with their development goals and have witnessed first-hand ...


SBA Awards Grants to 21 State and Local Economic Development Entities, SBDCs, and Universities to Support R&D Commercialization and Small Business Innovation:


The U.S. Small Business Administration has granted up to $125,000 awards in FY 2017 to 16 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program recipients including state and local economic development ...


The top U.S. states best positioned for data-driven innovation:


Better use of data will be a crucial driver of economic and societal progress in the future. Widespread adoption of data analytics and artificial intelligence is expected to contribute hundreds of billions ...


Smaller American Cities Need to Focus on Private Sector Job Growth Downtown:


America's smaller cities are winning people back with an explosion of new residential and entertainment options. Now they need to get serious about private sector job growth--and tech isn't the silver ...


Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies: Insights for City Leaders from Four Case Studies in the U.S.:


Every metro area in the U.S. has strong industry clusters that are readily identifiable and reflect the unique compet - itive advantages of the region--Oil and Gas in Houston, Automotive in Detroit, ...


How clusters can catalyze inner city prosperity: report and US case studies:


The importance of clusters to regional competitiveness and economic performance is well established. Research has shown that the co-location of businesses in clusters increases the productivity of companies ...


Redefining Economic Development Performance Indicators:


State economic development leaders have embraced the need to report program outcomes to demonstrate the impact of their efforts but seek better indicators to measure those outcomes. A new paper from ...


How a business improvement district helps:


When you see those nearly ubiquitous business improvement district banners affixed to lightpoles in retail areas throughout the Washington area, you may think the BIDs are merely serving a public relations ...


Bioscience important for state growth:


The bioscience industry has had a positive impact on states' economies and continues to be a driver of economic growth according to a new report from Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). ...


Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?:


Jeremy Rifkin's thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American ...


Trump election fuels tech momentum in Midwest - Global venture capitalist Paul Singh meets with Missoula startups on national tour:


The election of Donald Trump laid bare the growing disillusionment of everyday Americans in the nation's heartland who have watched the gains of the economic recovery pass them by while the tech industry, ...


Future Work: What, Where, and Why:


The growth industries and professions of the future will shape our cities in very different ways to the industries and professions that shaped our cities in the past. There are profound implications for ...


The Communities Winning the War for Skilled Talent :


In his book, When the Boomers Bail https://www.amazon.com/When-Boomers-Bail-Community-Economic/dp/0981786936 , Mark Lautman diagnosed what separates Winnerville from Loserville, two hypothetical communities ...


Western states top new list of country's "most dynamic" :


Western states are the most dynamic in the country, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group that analyzes new business formation, job creation and geographic mobility of the work force. ...


5 Best Practices for Economic Developers:



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The New American Heartland: Renewing the Middle Class by Revitalizing the Heartland:




Facing deindustrialization, smaller regions turn to innovation, workforce development:




Regional Innovation Strategies 2017 funding available:


The Economic Development Administration is seeking applications through June 23 for the 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies program. Through SSTI's work with Congress, a record $17 million is available ...


Why the Rural West Matters:




Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago :


Place-based funders can play an important role in connecting economic growth to economic opportunity. This paper describes a study tour undertaken by representatives from four Federal Reserve Banks and ...


In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 'investor visa' to wealthy Chinese:


BEIJING -- The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big -- and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you. That was the message delivered Saturday ...


Apple Announces $1 Billion Fund to Create U.S. Jobs in Manufacturing:


While it did not announce a new manufacturing facility with thousands of manufacturing jobs, Apple, the world's most valuable public company, said it planned to dedicate resources to American job creation ...


Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here's How to Fix It:


The solution will have to come from local government, local industry, local universities, and local people working to move beyond winner-take-all urbanism and to a more sustainable and inclusive model ...


Why the Exurbs Are Poised to Take Off in the Coming Years:




Is It Time to Adopt a Less-Is-More Approach to Community Development Block Grants? :


Over the years, however, CDBG funding has sharply declined and the number of places taking from the shrinking pot has risen. The result, critics say, is a weakened program that makes little impact and ...


Cuyahoga County, JumpStart's partnership to support entrepreneurs pays off:


Cuyahoga County's partnership with JumpStart https://www.jumpstartinc.org/#1 , in which the venture development organization invests county money in startups and early stage businesses, has paid off. A ...


Ready to Give the Presentation of Your Life? "ED TALKS" Nominations Are Now Open:


It started as an idea after last year's IEDC Conference in Cleveland. Why not create a TED-style session for the upcoming annual conference in Toronto? So, we did. IEDC is seeking four exceptional ...


In Search of Rural Jobs, States Weigh Strategy With Checkered Past:


States that have evaluated the multilayered subsidized lending programs -- originally CAPCO (certified capital companies) programs and later New Markets Tax Credit programs -- have found that they failed ...


Watch Now! Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation:


"How do you enrich a community through cultural and entrepreneurial ideas?" We're excited to share with you a recording of our March 23 webinar on creative placemaking with Zachary Mannheimer. We ...

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