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Angie’s List Founder Tackles Small Business Workforce Gap

Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks will kick off the inaugural Angie's List Service Industry Job Fair on Friday, Aug. 28, at her corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The event will connect more than 25 Central Indiana companies that are highly rated on Angie’s List looking to fill positions ranging from management to sales to entry level general labor.

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Indiana Lt. Governor to Honor ‘Stellar’ Small Communities

Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann (R) will welcome the five 2015 Stellar Communities finalists on Monday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. to showcase their local community’s in-depth Strategic Investment Plans (SIP). Additionally, Ellspermann will announce the two Stellar Communities Designees for 2015 as part of the Indiana State Fair’s Community Development Day celebrations.

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Waters, Bass Urge California Lawmakers to Quash Evictions

Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Karen Bass (D-CA) this past week fired off a strongly worded letter to the California State Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de Leon and the Speaker of the California Assembly, Toni Atkins, urging them to support legislation that will impose a moratorium on the Ellis Act, a California law that is increasingly being abused to evict hundreds of veterans, elderly people, and low income families.

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Hails Hometown Collaboration Initiative Finalists

Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann (R) electronically sends congratulatory announcement videos to the six newly designated finalist communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI).

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Community Planning Project Targeted for Students

A new initiative will engage Indiana high school students in planning for the future of their local rural communities.

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Hoosier Job Assistance to Improve

Indiana awards $3 million in grants to align education and training opportunities with the needs of the regional workforce.

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Indiana Communities to Benefit from $1.5 Million in CDBG Funding

Five Indiana communities are receiving grants totaling $1.5 million for a variety of projects through the Public Facilities Program managed by the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Funded by a federal community block grant, this program is available to communities for facilities o...

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Tax Credits For Senior Housing

Low-income housing tax credits will help pay for a $9.6 million affordable senior housing project by TWG Development LLC in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

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Indiana Sets Aside Funds For Blight Elimination

Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann (R), who oversees Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved the use of $75 million of Indiana's Hardest Hit Funds for the state’s Blight Elimination Program.

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New Markets Tax Credit Funding Available in Indiana

The program provides capital for investments in qualified low-income communities or businesses that serve low-income residents. Nonprofits sell the credit to an investor through a leveraged financial model. Nonprofits can expect that up to 18% of the project's cost can be offset with the NMTC program.

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