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Affluent Communities Attract Poverty
Salvation Army's Coffs Harbour branch major, Steve Metcher, says Coffs Harbour faces an increase in homelessness. Metcher finds that more affluent communities attract poverty. He notes that Coffs...more



Hampton Roads Commission Paves Way for Civic Engagement
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) is required by state law to do a regional Strategic Plan, which includes forming regional goals and objectives and meeting those goals and...more

Iowa State University Breaks Ground On Research Park To Boost Economic Development
Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa State University's (ISU) Steven Leath joined officials on breaking ground on the new segment of ISU's Research Park. The Research Park is ISU's Economic...more

Fusion40Fitness Founder & Social Entrepreneur Promotes Fitness to Help Those in Need
Fusion40Fitness founder & social entrepreneur WiL Turner gives back to those in need by advocating fitness and health. WiL, through his projects, hopes to offer fitness and health services to new...more

Spring Break Is Urban Plunge for a Group of SPU Students
For Seattle Pacific University (SPU) students, their spring break consists of spending five days on Seattle streets, living like homeless people. The project of living in someone else's homeless...more

Young Social Entrepreneur Launches Online Store and Feeds Kids In Need
Santana Draper, after learning of how a storm has devastated countless families, created limited edition t-shirt series for boys and young men with the help of his parents. A portion of the proceeds...more

CLASP Chartbook: Housing Finance At a Glance
CLASP releases new chartbook edition where housing finance is examined at a glance. The chartbook: At a Glance documents housing affordability rates, increase in private mortgage insurance...more

How Social Enterprises Get People Back to Work
Social enterprises and its entrepreneurs that run workplace solutions, have been shown to usher in more than traditional business models. Most of these social enterprises are helping those...more

Democrats Open To Economic Development Plans
One of the major issues to be addressed by South Dakota lawmakers this year is to be able to come up with an economic development plan. House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff says legislators are...more





EU-Startups features 10 success stories about social enterprises across Europe making positive, social impact while making money at the same time.




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