Community Development Digest

Business Development & Retention

1 to 10 of 17 Next Last

The Best – and Worst – Job Growth Cities in America

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released private-sector data for more than 300 metropolitan areas. This 10-year comparison is an effective indicator of the extent to which any given market has bounced back from the Great Recession, which officially extended from December 2007 to June 2009.

read complete story

Maryland County Launches PR Campaign to Boost Business

Montgomery County (Maryland) Economic Development Corporation, a new public-private partnership, is committed to bolstering the business community in Montgomery County and thus strengthening the economy for the entire region. MCEDC’s vision is to provide concierge-level service to support a thriving business community, already among the strongest in the greater Washington, DC area while working to attract new businesses from around the country and the world.

read complete story

How Crowdfunding Can Help Kickstart Company Growth

Long-awaited SEC rules made public last week will allow U.S. businesses to engage in equity-based crowdfunding (in exchange for stock in the company).

read complete story

Women-Led Firms Tagged for Startup Accelerator Experience

Five women-led companies have been selected to participate in Prosper Women Entrepreneurs’ (PWE) Spring 2016 cohort. Each of the five companies will receive a $50,000 capital investment. Participants will also gain access to world-renowned mentors, resources, introductions, and a customized curriculum to achieve greater success in building their business and raising follow-on capital.

read complete story

New Law’s Programs to Focus on High-Tech Employment

Newly enacted legislation in Vermont includes two new programs to support the establishment and growth of local firms and high-tech companies.

read complete story

HUD's 'Strong Cities' Initiatve Expands

HUD expands its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative to include seven new cities. The program, designed to help cities effectively invest in existing resources, coordinate federal investments and help form new partnerships in economically distressed areas, will now cover Brownsville, TX; F...

read complete story

Workforce Development Legislation Proposed in Wisconsin

The proposed legislation would provide $15 million in grant money over two years to job training programs across the state.

read complete story

Detroit Releases Blueprint for Revitalization

To increase economic growth, for example, the plan offers suggestions for creating employment districts and locations throughout the city that would promote economic opportunities in certain areas like global trade, information technology, and healthcare. The plan also calls for encouraging local entrepreneurship and minority business participation.

read complete story

Group Focuses on Economic Development in NC

The Alliance's board of directors includes former North Carolina governors, civic leaders, current and former municipal leaders, as well as current and former members of the General Assembly.

read complete story

Southeastern Virginia Poised for Continued Growth

The region, which includes five counties and three cities, is home to the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, which is a partnership between industry and academia that serves as a model for future economic development initiatives.

read complete story

1 to 10 of 17 Next Last

Dear Valued Customers,

We regret to announce that ProEdTech LLC and all its affiliate brands will cease operations on April 1, 2019.

We are no longer able to fulfill online orders. We will fullfill all DVD and book orders already placed.

Customers of canceled webinars and subscription products may request a refund at (800) 223-8720 or You must do so by April 1, 2019.

Thank you for your business and loyalty over the years. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Best regards,
The ProEdTech Team