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Economic Development and Developers in the News #118

Econ dev news from 28 economic development executives and organizations in 25 states and Canada.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #118
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Welcome to the 118th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 98 economic development executives and organizations in 25 states and Canada.

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Alabama

Huntsville’s economic development team, led by Lucia Cape, SVP of economic development for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, has been advocating for the expansion of the city's space industry. They're promoting the commercial use of low-Earth orbit products, including platforms and equipment, and research facilitated by microgravity.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has formally commenced a $30 million project to extend Arkansas 83 Spur to U.S. 278 in Monticello, aiming to unite both sides of the city and bolster its economy. Nita McDaniel, director of the Monticello Economic Development Commission, commended the project for addressing long-standing traffic congestion problems, and improving access to emergency services, schools, the hospital, and the university

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Foundation and the UAFS Center for Economic Development announced the creation of the Community Investment Fund on July 19, 2023.

The Baxter County Quorum Court's Economic Development and Budget committees held a joint meeting discussing a proposed partnership with the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce. Despite mixed public opinions, the proposal is tabled indefinitely.


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