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When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...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

Dealings for Ecnomic Development Need To Benefit All Angles
Dealings regarding economic development need to compensate for themselves. In brief, these economic development deals must present greater opportunities to significantly impact lives. The...more

Nebraska Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Direct Loan Program
The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is funding Nebraska Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Direct Loan Program, which provides loans to small businesses in rural Nebraska. To be...more

Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more

Workforce and Economic Development Summit
In an article to appear in the January/February 2014 issue of County Line Magazine, the first-ever Workforce and Economic Development Summit held at Pinecrest Country Club was considered a...more

St. Cloud to Use $70,000 Community Development Block Grant
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted the St. Cloud Regional Human Rights Office $70,000 in Community Development Block Grant. Part of the funds will be used on local...more

Homeless Coalition Taps Into $100 Million to Build Affordable Housing
A West-Central Minnesota homeless coalition taps into a $100 million state grant to address homelessness in the area and build affordable housing. According to Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional...more

United Way Holds Social Enterprise Training Program
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts are looking for nonprofit organizations who want to explore the options of running a social enterprise. The program will be running a free, one-on-one...more

What Social Enterprises Can Learn From One Another
Marking their recent collaborative efforts, GiveMeTap's Sanum Jain and Virgin Money's head of social enterprise ruminate on the lessons learned from one another. GiveMeTap is a social enterprise...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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