Community Development, General/Other News

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Economic Development Campaign to Use Social Media for Mentor Relocation
The city of Mentor introduces a $3,000 economic development plan to goad the "millennial generation" born after 1983 to relocate to the city. City Economic Development Director Ronald M. Traub...more



Brown University Scientists Speak of Coastal Community Resilience
Members of Brown University's research team, Heather Leslie and Leila Sievanen, aim their study on human-environment interactions in coastal regions. Leslie and Sievanen will be attending a...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

Committed Solutions to Homelessness Needed Now
Plans to eradicate homelessness are being brought to attention. The Performing Arts Center of Bethune-Cookman University will be gathering more than 2,000 people to face the problem concerning single...more

Ace Plays Key Role in Moxee Economic Development
Ace retail hardware stores from around the Pacific Northwest serve as a reminder of the critical role Ace plays in the success of the 330 stores in the Moxee area. As part of an economic...more

4 Guiding Principles on How to Run a Social Enterprise
Jonathan Jackson, of On Small Business, writes that there's no surefire solution to make a permanent social impact, but he dishes out his top principles to make impact work for the longer...more

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

Lauren Bush Lauren: The Power of Social Business
Entrepreneur highlights Lauren Bush Lauren as part of its South by Southwest (SXSW) coverage on innovations and ideas that change the world and transform lives. Lauren helms in a special session...more

Home Repair and Advocacy Program to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities
A new Sandy grant program, the Home Repair and Advocacy Program, aims to help seniors and people with disabilities with expenses related to rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy. The program offers up...more






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Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?

Are Celebrities and Social Enterprises a Good Fit?
Many celebrities such as Lily Cole, Emma Watson and Hugh Jackman have launched their own...



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