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Economic Development and Developers in the News #105

Econ dev news from 261 economic development executives and organizations in 19 states and Canada.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #105
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Good morning and welcome to the 105th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 261 economic development executives and organizations in 19 states and Canada.

If this is your first time reading: Welcome!

The Econ Dev Show is a podcast and weekday email newsletter of actionable strategies, fresh news, insights, and ideas from the economic development community and your host, Dane Carlson.  On Wednesdays, we share news from the economic development community.

As always, if you want to submit something for next week, or if you spot an error, please email me.


Alabama

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.

Arizona

Brian Friedman, Glendale's economic development director, is set to retire after 23 years in the role.

Chandler Economic Development Director, Micah Miranda, was named Economic Developer of the Year in the category of Large Community by the Arizona Association for Economic Development.

Arkansas

Steve Harris retired as President of Hope-Hempstead Economic Development Corporation after eight years.

California

The Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council will receive an update from the Tehachapi Winegrowers Commission at its meeting this month. (President Mary Beth Garrison)

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)

Canada

Gerald Cathcart has been appointed as the new Director of Economic Development for the City of Brandon.


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