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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



Department of Economic Development Reports Rise of Employment in Missouri
The Department of Economic Development reports that Missouri's unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate. Spokesman Joh Fougere enthuses that it's a good sign the state...more

Building an Economy Based On Purpose and Meaningful Relationships
Pro bono services nonprofit Taproot Foundation founder, Aaron Hurst, predicts the rise of a new economy - the Purpose Economy. According to Hurst, the changes people see are about developing...more

Fifth Annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition
The Missouri Valley Community Action Agency announces its fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year's event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance...more

Tom’s of Maine to Develop More Sustainable Packaging, Products
Tom's of Maine, which is committed to healthy and environmental goodness, is working to create more sustainable products and packaging. Tom's of Maine's "Goodness Report" documents...more

Donovan, Zillow® Chief Economist Address Housing Discrimination
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and host Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries participated in a town hall meeting on minority access to housing. Donovan and Humphries...more

BOCES for the Unemployed
The Regional Economic Development Council has recently launched the BOCES program wherein it aims to help train unemployed workers. $80,000 has been alloted to BOCES in order to fund tuition for...more

Classroom Dialog May Ignite Students\
In a study entitled, "The Dialogic Video Cycle as Teacher Professional Development Model to Foster Classroom Dialogue: Conceptualization and Implementation Findings," TUM School of Education...more

Uncharted Play Uses Playtime to Impact Lives Around the World
Social entrepreneurs Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman were Harvard University social science students who hooked up to change the world through soccer and their for-profit social enterprise,...more

Kansas Moderate Income Housing Loan and Grant Program
The Kansas Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Program is providing loans and grants to cities or counties in rural areas of Kansas for infrastructure, rehabilitation or housing development. The funding...more






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Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community

Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community
The term ‘social entrepreneurs’ can seem vague, but essentially it refers to people who show...



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