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Huntsville City Council authorized a consulting agreement with nonprofit Music Export Memphis to develop new programs for local musicians and elevate the city's profile. Shane Davis, Huntsville's Director of Urban & Economic Development, sees it as a workforce development initiative to attract and retain talent.
Brian Friedman, Glendale's economic development director, is set to retire after 23 years in the role.
Divert, Inc., a technology company operating in the food waste space, broke ground on a state-of-the-art integrated recovery facility in Turlock. The new facility will capture and turn wasted food into carbon-negative renewable energy, bringing California closer to reaching its net-zero carbon pollution goal by 2045. (Anthony Sims, Economic Development Director)