Tag Archives: Economic Development

Role of the Arts in Rural Economic Development & Cultural Heritage Tourism

The arts – and artists – offer distinctive opportunities to enhance the personality of place. In this webinar from the Conservation Fund, learn how communities and individuals are using the arts in rural communities to customize destination planning, enhance gateways and infrastructure, create authentic attractions, develop and market festivals, and provide unique retail experiences. Register now... Read more

Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

How do Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets? What steps can advocates and practitioners take to revitalize their downtowns? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host America Walks to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the City of Langley, Washington and Langley Main Street Association as they share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets on their downtown corridors. Speakers will explore examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development,... Read more

EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Program

Under the EDA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program, EDA awards grants that build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs through proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and through operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage risk capital to innovators and entrepreneurs. The RIS Program consists of two separate competitions: the i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grants competition. The i6 Challenge supports the creation of centers for innovation and entrepreneurship that... Read more

Main Street Now Conference

Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals for three exciting days of education sessions, mobile tours, special events, and plenty of opportunities for exploring all the great things Pittsburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. Attendees will explore how Main Streets can position themselves at the forefront of the new economy, dive into the critical intersection of health and place, discover how commercial districts can be drivers of equity and inclusion, and more. Learn more and register... Read more

Rehabilitation Tax Credit Turning NY’s Historic Buildings into Community Assets

​Over the last four years, New York State and the federal rehabilitation tax credit program has spurred $3 billion of investment in historic commercial properties. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State led the nation in the number of completed historic building revitalization projects using these tax credits. Read more... Read more

The Place Value Economy: Growing Local Business through Economic Gardening

​Emerging from a program established 30 years ago in Littleton, Colorado, economic gardening has taken root as a powerful approach to support local economic development. Economic gardening focuses on “second stage” companies—those that are beyond the start-up phase—providing them tools and information to help reach new customers or expand into new markets. This Community Builders webinar will discuss the concepts, benefits, and strategies communities can use to strengthen businesses and highlight successful strategies for economic gardening in rural communities. Eligible... Read more

Strengthening Economies in the West: A Regional Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities

Join the National Association of Counties and the NADO Research Foundation in Denver, Colorado for Strengthening Economies in the West, a free forum designed for coal-reliant counties and regions in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. This conference will bring together stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors for an educational and interactive gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification. Prepare for a mix of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions covering... Read more

“Made in Baltimore” Label Designed to Boost Local Economy

​In Baltimore, there are very few entry-level jobs for those without a college degree that pay enough to support a small family. Giving small businesses the extra boost of being backed by a city-led marketing campaign can help them scale, and create jobs that are good quality and accessible to those without higher education. They’ll be able to put the “Made in Baltimore” logo on their product label, or in their storefront window, but they’ll also benefit from technical support... Read more
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