Community Development, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Benefit Corporations Advance Job Quality Advocacy
A benefit corporation is new class of business that devise a space for job quality advocacy in the business community. This "space" is much needed in view of long-term resistance to workplace...more



Missouri Works to Aid Local Businesses
The Missouri Works program, established by the state Department of Economic Development to provide benefits if an industry employs additional workers and generates capital investments. There are...more

Mesa County Fighting Homelessness
From the Veterans Affairs Hospital, to the city of Grand Junction and various non-profit agencies, homelessness is a fight Mesa County is taking on as a community. Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia...more

For People Seeking Positive Impact, Social Enterprises Are the Way Forward
Thousands of social enterprises are emerging in the UK, but it seems they're the way forward for people who are ardent about social ethics and the environment. A social enterprise is, according...more

Ace Plays Key Role in Moxee Economic Development
Ace retail hardware stores from around the Pacific Northwest serve as a reminder of the critical role Ace plays in the success of the 330 stores in the Moxee area. As part of an economic...more

Nonprofits Go for Global Innovation
Many nonprofits around the world have the resources to invest in innovation and are cooking up new solutions and devices to meet the specific needs of a community. The book, "Global Fundraising:...more

Connect Event Helps Thousands of People at Risk for Homelessness
Homeless Connect is a bi-annual, community-centered event that offers free services to homeless and at-risk individuals on a single location. The event was held Sunday and gathered up to 400...more

Regions Bank Reserves $1 billion In Loans for Economic Development in Alabama
The Regions Bank partnered with the Alabama State government in allocating $1 billion in loans for the state's economic development. Regions Financial Corp. CEO Grayson Hall announces that this...more

Foundation Grants to Rural Community Development Networks Gradually Grow
Rick Cohen, a writer for the Daily Yonder, reports that foundation grants in rural community development corporations (CDCs) are moderately rising since 2006. Cohen furnishes a Nonprofit Quarterly...more

Zoning App May Fuel Economic Development
Zonability application has arrived to help attract and drive businesses in Pflugerville. The app was originally developed by Leigh Budlong that provide data in an interactive map so businesses,...more






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Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’


Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’

Link Group Ltd., a rent and sale home provider, has been named 'Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’ in the 2013 Social Enterprise Scotland awards.




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