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Technical Assistance Webinars Available for ReConnect Program

The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband.

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Chase for talent pushes tech giants far beyond West Coast

“Almost everyone is looking at other affordable places where you can open an office.”

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How Can Smaller Cities Join the Growing AI Economy?

The major challenges these regions face is ensuring that AI is accessible, available and affordable for local businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources of their larger counterparts.

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How Cities Can Create the Next Silicon Valley

A research paper from Wharton takes a step closer to answering that question by looking at trade secrecy laws and what’s called the inevitable disclosure doctrine.

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The Trouble With TIF

Cities love to use Tax Increment Financing to boost development. Should they?

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USDA now accepting applicants to our “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2019

Today, I am proud to announce that we are accepting applicants to our “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2019. Today’s students are the future of America and there are few things more American than agriculture. We’re aiming to find fresh talent, with diverse backgrounds, across all 50 states, to begin their careers as an intern…

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The Benefits of Homeownership Mean We Should Still Believe in the American Dream

Asset ownership generally improves the well-being of families and provides an irreplaceable rung on the ladder to a stable place in the middle class.

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LLCDC hiring Cooperative Development Program Coordinator

Are you interested in building equitable and strong local economies in rural communities? If so, Cooperative Development might be for you! The Cooperative Development Center at Lake County Community Development is now hiring a Program Coordinator. Summary: The Cooperative Development Center at Lake County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) brings resources, education and technical assistance to…

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Rural Innovation Initiative aims to help small towns get funding for remote work spaces

Called the Rural Innovation Initiative https://ruralinnovation.us/rural-innovation-initiative/ , the program seeks to assist rural areas interested in building local work spaces, as well as creating digital skills training programs to give residents the skills and the work space needed to take on remote jobs, or to start their own companies.

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November News for Smart Economic Developers

Although Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) has unfortunately remained in the shadow of the more glamorous economic development practice of Business Attraction, BRE has shown it is more effective when it comes to addressing the fundamentals of growing and sustaining a healthy local economy.

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