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San Marcos Seeks Community Development Grants
San Marcos city has recently announced that they are now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant Funding. Applications are said to be accepted starting on February 1 up to...more

JPMorgan Chase & Co Develops Grant Program for Small Businesses, Create Affordable Housing
Leading global financial services company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., develops a grant program to boost capital access to small businesses and create affordable housing. The grants are available...more

Dillon County Anticipates Boost In Economic Development
The Dillon County Council has OK-ed two ordinances (and two resolutions) surrounding a fee agreement and land acquisition to attract a Delaware manufacturing company, code name Project Wilma, to...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Tiny Houses May Solve Homelessness
Second Wind Cottages is a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless in the town of Newfield, NY, outside of Ithaca. The 16-by-20-foot houses in the village were built by more than 125...more

Tulsa Charity Hands Out Grant to Combat Homelessness
The George Kaiser Family Foundation, a Tulsa-based charitable organization, presents a $40,000 challenge grant to help end homelessness in Oklahoma. Details of the challenge are announced at a...more

Study: DNC generated $163M in Economic Development
The city leaders of Charlotte has hired a company to study the impact of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which was believed to have had the highest economic impact of any event in the...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

LaPorte County Council Approves Economic Development Funds
The Laporte County Council has recently voted to approve funding for the new Laporte County Office for Economic Development. The commissioners requested nearly $200,000 but a lesser amount was...more

A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.

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