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Economic Development and Developers in the News # 112

Econ dev news from 110 economic development executives and organizations in 32 states, Canada, and the UK.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News # 112
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Welcome to this week's issue of Economic Developers in the News, where we present you with an anthology of tales showcasing the remarkable endeavors of national and international economic development champions, much like knights on a noble quest throughout the realm and beyond.

Today's issue contains news from 111 economic development executives and organizations in 32 states and Canada, and the UK.

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

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield encouraged Alabama economic development specialists to grow the state's aerospace sector by advancing relationships and attracting investment at the Paris Air Show.

HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology appointed Ann Marie Carr as Economic Development Associate for Wiregrass, where she is responsible for coordinating economic development efforts in the region. VP of Economic Development Carter Wells and Director of HudsonAlpha Wiregrass Dean Mitchell praised Carr's experience, network, and knowledge in the economic development community

The Alabama Legislature approved SB 175, creating the ReEngage Alabama Grant Program and the Alabama Short-Term Credential Scholarship Program to strengthen educational and workforce opportunities. The programs aim to increase the number of state residents with college degrees, address workforce needs, and provide financial assistance.

Gadsden city officials introduced a new logo and seal reflecting the city's modern vision. John Moore, Director of Economic and Governmental Affairs, stated that the updated logo symbolizes Gadsden's industrial strength and growth potential.

Alaska

Bill Popp, president and CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, and Bruce Bustamante, president and CEO of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, resigned from their positions.


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