Regional Economic Development

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USDA Offers $6 Million for Rural ED

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced earlier this week the availability of $6 million in USDA Rural Development grant funds to support rural economic and community development efforts. USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative provides…

Newsline Eight- SBA’s Monthly News Update -Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming-

Mick Ringsak’s Thoughts and Remarks On Wednesday, July 23rd, I had the honor of being the luncheon speaker at a Holyoke, Colorado Chamber of Commerce event. Twenty-five business people took time out of their very…

SIRTI director works to draw tech investors- Patrick Tam plans a technology road show to Seattle

Economic development, Tam says, cannot be a top-down phenomenon. "It has to be organic," he says, adding that communities must be ready to support the surprises he calls "disruptive technology."

TechRanch on the Radio Thursday 7/31 morning- "Berg in the Morning"

Thursday morning (7/31) John O’Donnell will be a guest on the “Berg in the Morning” show heard on the Northern Broadcasting network state-side. This is a chance for radio listeners throughout Montana, Wyoming and Idaho…

Range revival – South Dakota, other states recruit dairy farmers from Europe

A decade ago, the Dutch-born Bollen was looking for a map to figure out where South Dakota was after being transferred here from Chicago to work as a grain trader.

These days, he’s South Dakota’s international recruiter, a trilingual ambassador who jets to trade shows and conferences in the Netherlands, England, Ireland and Canada, selling his state as the ideal place for dairy farming.

Fee needed now for top grant writer for the Spokane Neighborhood Economic Development Alliance

This is the second go-round of New Markets funding. Applications are due the end of September.
Incredibly, of the $2.5 billion awarded in March, none was distributed directly in Washington. None in Idaho. None in Montana. None in Oregon.

Experts Urge Strong Education Rather Than Big Tariffs

The biggest differences in job mobility, he noted, are between high school dropouts and workers with high school diplomas and some college education.

"There’s a clear message there, which is we’ve really got to help our workers in all kinds of adjustment by just strengthening basic high school education," Professor Richardson said. "It helps cope with change."

(The State, Region, City…fill in the blank… with the Best Education Wins!)

Boise receives $536,300 to help promote tourism

Boise Convention & Visitor´s Bureau was awarded $536,300 Friday by state tourism officials to promote convention travel and tourism opportunities in Boise. Michael Journee The Idaho Statesman The annual award was part of $2.3 million…

New Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper plans series of city and regional economic summits

"There has not been a regional summit like this one since the first term of (Gov. Roy) Romer," who was elected in 1986, Clark said. "It couldn’t happen if Hickenlooper hadn’t had the track record of campaigning so hard on regional cooperation."

Manufacturer, Hamilton Manufacturing Inc. intends to add up to 25 Twin Falls jobs

"Our hope is to be able to double in size in the next couple of years here," Christy Eames, chief executive officer of the recycled-paper manufacturer, said Thursday.