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.

Royal Building Products to Create 85 New Jobs in Dyer County
Royal Building Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of construction materials, will invest $24 million in new equipment to support PVC pipe production at its Newbern facility. This, in...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

Lewis: Wyoming Is Set for Economic Development
Rex Lewis, Puma Steel president and co-chair of the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors, claims that Wyoming has a place in economic development. Over the years, the Wyoming Business...more

Clark County Holds Off Economic Development Funding
Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke recently sent out a letter to the members of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, basically informing them that the funding they...more

Volunteer Patrol Team Keeps Snowmobile Trails Safe
The Forest Preserve's Volunteer Snowmobile Safety Patrol team has been keeping snowmobile trails safe for nearly five years. The volunteer patrol started in response to snowmobile crashes at...more

State Funds Set for Joplin City Street and Sewer Projects
In the wake of the May 2011 tornado, Missouri has approved funding for Joplin, which will be distributed to city street and sewer projects under a decree to be considered by the Joplin City...more

Increasing Entrepreneurship in Iowa with Special Funds
Iowa Economic Development Authority officials announce there are special funds available to would-be entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The funding is part of an effort to try to...more

Homeless Veterans Rate Drops, HUD Reveals
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the number of homeless veterans has significantly dropped. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki sees the result as...more

A Safe Haven for the Homeless
Author and co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation Neli Vazquez-Rowland asks the question everybody is still wondering about: "Can We End Homelessness?" A Safe Haven Foundation is a nonprofit...more






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Social Enterprise in the Baltic States


Social Enterprise in the Baltic States

The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and  Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of  Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.




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