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.

GP Co-operatives Transform Into Out-of-Hours Social Enterprises
When the new NHS GP contract effectively released GP co-operatives from the duties of providing out-of-hours services in 2004, most co-operatives dispersed rapidly. From this, social enterprises...more

Thumbs Up for Hillsdale County\
Hillsdale Community Health Center CEO, Duke Anderson, has recently expressed his delight over the progress of the county's economic development. During a presentation given by the Hillsdale...more

County Sets $920,000 to Fund Economic Development Incentives
Isle of Wight has allocated $920,000 to fund economic development incentives and grants as part of the county's efforts to attract larger businesses to the county and encourage existing businesses...more

FairPoint Communications Wins Approval to Craft Statewide Economic Development Strategy
Telecommunications Company, FairPoint Communications, recently won approval and invested in a surfeit of of $500,000 over several years to commission ViTAL Economy, a Maryland-based consulting...more

HHS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Standing to Achieve New Directions
Standing to Achieve New Directions (STAND) is receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide behavioral health services for men out of jail. The grant will go towards expanding STAND's work to...more

Small Business School Training Helps Chicago Entrepreneurs
LISC Chicago has been assisting long-term local partner The Resurrection Project launch its Entrepreneurship Training Program, a comprehensive series of weekly workshops teaching everything from...more

CrowdMission Founder Talks Issues Social Enterprises Face When Seeking Funding
Karen Darby, CrowdMission chief executive and founder, talks about the challenges that social enterprises often encounter when soliciting for funding. Her crowd-funding model enables the public to...more

Grafton Project Aims To Turn The Town Around
In a Grafton fellowship church, staff members from the West Virginia Community Development Hub held a two-hour workshop session in hopes to complete a grant application to fund a project to turn the...more

An Export Forum to Boost Economic Development Initiatives
The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the World Trade Center Tacoma have partnered o host an Export Forum this month to help with the success of small businesses. The leading...more

Social Entrepreneurship

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...

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