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Economic Development and Developers in the News #87

Econ dev news from 318 economic development executives and organizations in 33 states and Canada.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #87
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Good morning and welcome to the 87th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.  

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed my week off, but I'm back this week.

Today's issue contains news from 318 economic development executives and organizations in 33 states and Canada.

If this is your first time reading: Welcome!

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

Alabama

Enterprise is looking to improve economic development downtown. Select property owners took part in a real estate revitalization program. (Mariah Montgomery, Executive Director, Main Street Enterprise)

Alaska

A report from the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development found that, for the last seven years, the state has performed “at or near the bottom” in employment growth, unemployment, net migration and GDP. (Nolan Klouda, Executive Director, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development)

Carol Rushmore is retiring as Borough economic development director.

Alan Weitzner, executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has announced his resignation.

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development announced the release of the 2022-2027 Alaska Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy final report. (Julie Sande, Commissioner, DCCED)

Arkansas

The Pine Bluff Convention Center will once again get a hotel adjacent to the building. (Joseph McCorvey, Executive Director, Pine Bluff Convention Center; Allison Thompson, President & CEO, Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County)


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