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Gardendale City Council Forms New Economic Development Committee
The Gardendale City Council has recently announced the constitution of the a new Economic Development Committee. The City Council formed a three-member Economic Development Committee. In addition...more



New El Paso Montecillo Development Geared for Senior Citizens
A Montecillo Development in west El Paso is intended for the area's senior citizens. Geared for adults aged 55 and older, this smart growth project is designed as an urban apartment living for...more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more

Local Task Force to Suppress Growing Homelessness in Greenfield
Lifelong resident and Mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, calls for a new task force to curb the issue of homelessness in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. The task force, which was...more

WVGES Now Accepting Grant Applications to Promote Economic Development
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) is now accepting applications for up to a total of $745,000 in Broadband Technical Assistance Grant funds. The funds will support statewide...more

Social Advocates Work Out Strategies to Conquer Homelessness
Social advocates in Ventura County remain determined in their goals to provide long-term housing for the homeless. To meet that goal, the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition spearheaded...more

Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more

Wyoming Community Development Authority OK\
The Board of Directors of Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) gave its nod for the nearly $3 million in grants to fund affordable housing in Wyoming. Community development projects...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

From Balkans to the Baltics: The Future of Social Enterprise in Europe
The British Council has convened five policy conferences across Europe to discuss the future of social enterprise - the Vision of Social Enterprise in Europe in 2020. The first of these...more





Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.




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