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Economic Development and Developers in the News # 142

Econ dev news from 21 economic development executives and organizations in 15 states and Canada.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News # 142

Welcome to the 142nd weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 21 economic development executives and organizations in 15 states and Canada.

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California

Micah Hinkle announced that he is starting a new role as Director of Community & Economic Development at the City of San Rafael. In this position, he will be responsible for contributing to the city's economic growth and community improvement.

Burbank is welcoming a new group of businesses to boost its local economy. This wave of businesses is thanks to the City's Economic Development team, a section of the Community Development Department focused on attracting investments and new businesses to Burbank. (Mary Hamzoian, Economic Development Manager/Executive Director of Tourism and Downtown Burbank)

Canada

Greg Brown announced his new role as the Senior Manager of Economic Development for the Sipekne'katik First Nation.

Iowa

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors is looking into strategies for economic and workforce development. This involves cooperation from local businesses for community projects. Needs being addressed for economic development are attracting new businesses, housing and childcare initiatives, and a quality school system.

Kansas

The City of Lawrence is asking for proposals related to economic development services in the 2025 budget process. The areas of interest include attracting businesses, supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs, workforce development, and business retention. Proposals that best align with city objectives will receive funding. The process will involve evaluation by city's economic development staff. The chosen agencies will then co-work with the city staff to finalize the scope of work and funding agreement.

Louisiana

Central St. Landry Economic Development purchased the Equine Sales Facility Compound located south of Opelousas in central St Landry Parish.

Mississippi

The State of Mississippi has granted Pearl River County two site development funds for economic development. Governor Tate Reeves announced the grants: a $50,000 grant for Pearl River County Technology Park and a $250,000 grant for Pearl River County Industrial Park. Reeves highlighted these awards as part of Mississippi's proactive approach to attract private sector investment. (Lindsay Ward, Director of Economic Development for Pearl River County)

New York

The president of Mohawk Valley EDGE, Steve DiMeo, has passed away after battling a serious illness. He dedicated his life to boosting the local economy, primarily through attracting tech companies.

North Carolina

Ray Jordan has been promoted to the position of Executive Director at Sampson County Economic Development.


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