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.

NAACP Chapter Expands Efforts for Economic Development
The NAACP South Bend Chapter expands its efforts for economic development. Dynamically working to boost the economic framework of communities, the chapter works through supporting the establishment...more



Aiming for Equitable Development
Civil society leaders are gearing up for equitable development while the United Nations is working on a scheme to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. During a recent meeting on...more

Arctic Wolves Lend Their Time and Talent in Local Elementary School
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the Arctic Wolves, donates their time and talent to the students and faculty at the Nordale Elementary School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Known for conducting food...more

A Housing Initiative Brings Homes To Long Island Veterans
A new housing development that provides on-site counseling and employment to veterans to help them rebuild their lives is bringing permanent homes to 60 homeless veterans in Amityville, New...more

Middlesex County Revitalization Commission Presents Loan Opportunity for Small Business Owners
The Middlesex County Revitalization Commission (MCRC) is providing small business owners loan opportunities in amounts from $10,000 to $100,000 for a 10 year term, at a fixed 4% interest rate. To...more

Roles of Investors Play in the Case of Cleveland
An Urban Institute paper looks into the practices of investors who bought 1-3 family residential real estate in Cuyahoga County, Ohio from financial institutions that secured property following...more

New Survey on Central Minnesota\
According to Central Minnesota officials, a Point-in-Time survey miscalculates the increase of homelessness in the area. The survey shows sheltered individuals and families, either living on the...more

Highway Safety Community Calls on Congress to Fund Section 405
Known as Section 405, the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program will be fully funded as appealed by traffic safety advocacy groups and communities. Section 405 delivers performance-based fund...more

Needing to Address Lack of Diversity in Social Enterprise Leadership
Regardless of the positive growth and success of the social enterprise sector, there is still a need to address the lack of diversity in its leadership. Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social...more

Tourism as a Growth Industry
Ball State University director of economic and community development, Richard Heupel, views tourism as a growth industry. He writes that tourism is an industry where it contributes tremendously to...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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