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Cleburne County Officials on Business Recruitment and Economic Development
Birmingham economic development experts gave a unified nod of approval on how to benefit area residents at the recent Heflin Industrial Development Board meeting. Economic Development Partnership...more

Lowelville Announces Village Improvement Projects
The village of Lowelville moves forward with improvement projects for spring. One of the funded projects by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the Liberty Street...more

President Obama Stops By 1776, \"An Incubator for All Sorts of Tech Startups\"
President Barack Obama delivered remarks about the role startups and new businesses are playing in the American economy at 1776, a tech startup hub in Washington, D.C. that supports entrepreneurs...more

Heinz Ownership Change Does Not Affect Philanthropy
H.J. Heinz Co. will have new ownership, but the change will have no effect on the Heinz Endowments. The Heinz family separated from the company decades ago in which the Endowments are results of the...more

Community Development Block Grants to Benefit Public Improvement Projects
South Carolina municipalities are billed to benefit from public improvement projects, which also involves a $750,000 drainage improvement grant for the Town of Cameron. State Commerce Department...more

Palm Coast City To Create Jobs By Giving Aid To Existing Businesses
As part of its economic development strategy, the city of Palm Coast is centering its efforts on business retention and expansion. Palm Coast's economic development plans include working to help...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

Increasing Entrepreneurship in Iowa with Special Funds
Iowa Economic Development Authority officials announce there are special funds available to would-be entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The funding is part of an effort to try to...more

County Summit To Unite Community, Improve Economic Development
The Montgomery County Summit aims at getting community residents to work and network together, and learn about how they can contribute in fostering economic development. The Summit will be held on...more

Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.

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