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States and Cities Scramble to Spend $350 Billion Windfall

However, she said she was also seeing creative ideas such as recurring payments to the poor and investments in remote-work support emerge as cities looked to expand their safety nets and modernize their work forces.

Want to Build Your City’s Economy? Think Transportation, Not Tax Breaks.

Regions with an efficient transportation network stand a better chance of boosting productivity through shorter commutes.  

Which States Have Dedicated Broadband Offices, Task Forces, Agencies, or Funds?

A review of state strategies for improving access

Take on tomorrow: The secret to high-performance economic development organizations

Smart EDOs are betting on continuous learning to upskill their teams in the face of emerging upheaval. To help them adapt, we turned Wavteq Institute’s transformative in-person training and pedagogy into a scalable platform for organization-wide coaching over the last two years.

Elon Musk’s Starlink to Deliver Internet Nearly Worldwide Within Weeks

“We recently passed the strategically notable number of 69,420 active users,” Musk joked. “We’re I think on our way to having a few hundred thousand users, possibly over 500,000 users within 12 months.”

New Water Wars Are Coming to the American West

Water has been generating conflicts and controversies in the US for centuries, but the American West could be heading toward the most severe water shortages and skirmishes in the nation’s history.

Senators Urged To Invest In Variety Of Broadband Technologies

During a hearing titled “Building Resilient Networks,” lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband were asked to boost the reliability of the nation’s broadband networks by spreading infrastructure funding among a variety of technologies such as fixed wireless and mobile broadband rather than limiting it solely to fiber.

Cities Must Act to Curb Delivery Van Congestion – Does Your Community Need a Delivery Hub?

With more and more products available for doorstep delivery, Janette Sadik-Khan argues that policymakers have to proactively face the imminent “delivery deadlock” and take control of curb management.

LISTEN: Out West Podcast explores the economic benefits of developing electric vehicle charging stations.

In this episode, WGA Policy Advisor Kevin Moss speaks with Scott Bricker, the Interim Vice President of Destination Development at Travel Oregon, and Jim Chen, the Vice President of Public Policy at Rivian, to learn how everyone from small communities to large manufacturers can tap into the EV market to expand economic growth.

USDA Launches Grant Program to Help Expand Regional Economies and Create High-Wage Jobs in Distressed Rural Communities

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) is intended to help rural communities identify and maximize local assets and connect to networks and industry clusters within their region. The new grant encourages a regional, innovation-driven approach to economic development.