Regional Economic Development

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economic Development Marketing but Were Afraid to Ask – 2/27

Top off your place marketing skills with this practical look at social media, site selection data, analytics and more.

Webinar: Turn your e-newsletter into a place marketing powerhouse – 1/22

2020 is your year to punch up that electronic newsletter and make it work for you instead of the other way around.

Massachusetts Pursues Its Own Route to Broadband Expansion

Since 2016, more than a dozen rural communities in Massachusetts have gained high-speed Internet with state support. Mount Washington and Montgomery, with populations under 1,000, have unique stories to tell.

Clean Energy States Alliance details successes, roadblocks, and strategies of bringing new technology to under-resourced communities

Accompanying these guidelines are 11 case studies, each giving unique insight into the process of introducing solar energy into under-resourced communities while also addressing the challenges that can arise, including the lack of capital or state-level policy support.

A Booming City Searches for the Brakes on Growth

Proposition E would put a moratorium on new commercial real estate if affordable housing goals aren’t met. But critics aren’t convinced it would be effective. 

Strategic Action for Affordable Housing: How Advocacy Organizations Accomplish Policy Change

Whether the solution involves tenant protections, reducing the amount of single-family zoning, or changing state regulation, AOs are always thinking about housing policy solutions.

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

Making Our Towns Better Places to Live

A holistic approach to community development means looking beyond strict economics
to other factors that sustain rural communities.

Denser Housing Is Gaining Traction on America’s East Coast

Maryland joins Virginia with a new proposal to tackle the affordable housing crisis. And it’s sweeping in its ambition.

Radically Rural: Turning the Silver Tsunami into Gold

The life experience of older rural Americans can provide an entrepreneurial edge, says a social innovator.