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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.
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.
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).
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.
Newly enacted legislation in Vermont includes two new programs to support the establishment and growth of local firms and high-tech companies.
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...
The proposed legislation would provide $15 million in grant money over two years to job training programs across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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