Tag Archives: Economic Development

Assistance to Coal Communities FY 2017 Economic Development Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) utilizes Economic Adjustment Assistance investments to provide resources that help communities experiencing or anticipating economic dislocations to plan and implement specific solutions to leverage their existing regional economic advantages to support economic development and job creation. Proposals and applications ongoing until publication of new EDAP NOFA. Learn more and apply... Read more

Public Art: The Feel-Good Hit That Makes Us Linger – and Spend Money

Art is an underestimated force that can have a significant impact on the economy – not so much from the direct expenditure on the art work itself, but on the increased revenue generated from more visitors, better productivity and free publicity that is attracted to the culture that art creates. Read more... Read more

Economic Development for Everyone: Creating Jobs, Growing Businesses, and Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities

How do we create employment, grow businesses, and build greater economic resilience in our low-income communities? How do we create economic development for everyone, everywhere – including rural towns, inner-city neighborhoods, aging suburbs, and regions such as Appalachia, American Indian reservations, the Mexican border, and the Mississippi Delta – and not just in elite communities? This webinar illustrates how Mark Miller’s forthcoming book Economic Development for Everyone collects, organizes, and reviews much of the current research available on creating economic... Read more

New Market Tax Credits Had $550M Impact on Alabama

The New Market Tax Credit program had a $557.4 million impact on Alabama over a 10-year span, according to a recent report. The credits are designed to spur growth in low-income or rural areas across the U.S. that struggle to attract investment from other sources. More than 30 businesses and revitalization projects received NMTC financing in Alabama in that time span, which created 2,823 construction jobs and 3,036 full-time jobs, the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition’s 2017 progress report shows.... Read more

Partners for Places Round 11 Grant Cycle

Partners for Places is a matching grant program that improves communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents. Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters longterm relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable and vibrant. Applications due July 31. Learn more and apply... Read more

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
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