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Wareing Leads HHS System to Sustainability
Tracy L. Wareing, Executive Director of American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), leads the Association's efforts to propel transformative innovations within the health and human services...more

Fall River To Invest $100,000 For Business Recruitment, Attraction
Fall River, Massachusetts officials support Mayor Will Flanagan's administration in improving economic development with a $100,000 funding in the fiscal 2015 budget geared to commence its search...more

Foreclosed Homes In Chicago Benefit Area Families
With the prevalence of home foreclosures On Chicago's Southwest side, a unique purchase-and-rehab program is turning the problem into a possible opportunity for Chicago's families. The program,...more

Herkimer Foods Receives Economic Development Grant
Herkimer Foods, an Ilion-based cheese company, has received an economic development grant to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Herkimer Foods bigwigs hope that...more

Merging Child Care and Rural Economic Development
Communities in greater Minnesota are connecting job creation and economic development with child care. Greater Than Minnesota, a partnership between First Children's Finance and the six Minnesota...more

Michigan Human Trafficking Report Set for Release
Michigan's special commission on human trafficking is geared to release a final report to lobby to the legislation to curb the illegal practice. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has...more

Western Cape: Cultivating Partnerships for Agriculture and Rural Economic Development
A one-day Partnership Exchange Laboratory will be hosted by the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), which will be held in Durbanville on June 10. The Partnership Exchange...more

Governor Coumo Included a 3rd Round of Funding for Regional Development Councils in 2013-14 Budget
Governor Andrew Coumo of New York has recently announced the details of his 2013-14 executive budget, where he proposed to include a third round of funding for the regional economic development...more

A Glimple of Homelessness in the United Kingdom
This article provides a glimpse of the homelessness issue in the U.K. But now with job insecurity, increased living costs, and welfare reform all beginning to take its toll, more and more people...more

Inmates to be Ambassadors of Change, Not of Crime
Founder of Nafisika Trust, Vickie Wambura Kairo, was inspired to start her organization as an answer to Kenya's repeat offenders - youth. She learned that Kenya's youth continued to commit...more

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Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women

Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women
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