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In Michigan Economic Development Means Talent Development
The CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation highlighted the importance of 'talent development' in a speech the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. According to...more



Self-Employment is Key to Economic Development
With youth unemployment on the rise, many young people are taking the alternative route to seeking employment, such as starting their own business. To break down some of the barriers that stop...more

Rhode Island Foundation Distributes $630,000 Grant for Economic Development
The Rhode Island Foundation releases grant money valued at $630,000 as part of its $1 million promise to subsidize Rhode Island's many projects for economic development. The varied projects will...more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more

Using Civic Engagement to Get Employees to Give Back
Zimbra Inc., a communications solution provider, is one company whose leaders have instilled the value of civic engagement to its employees. According to Chairman and CEO Patrick Brandt, getting...more

NC Eastern Region Pushes Through to be a Private Nonprofit
North Carolina's Eastern Region (NCER) refocuses its mission to more charitable efforts as it pushes forward to becoming a private nonprofit. The organization covers 13 Eastern North Carolina...more

Economic Development Projects Could Bring Thousands of Jobs to Richburg and Fort Mill
Three economic development projects have been announced by South Carolina state officials that could bring several thousand jobs to Richburg and Fort Mill. Business names and sites haven't been...more

New Ten-State Demonstration Project to Rebuild Workforce Programs, Help Unemployed
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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