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Economic Development and Developers in the News #96

Econ dev news from 178 economic development executives and organizations in 25 states, Canada and the Caribbean.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #96
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Good morning and welcome to the 96th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 178 economic development executives and organizations in 25 states, Canada and the Caribbean.

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

Renee Sides has been named Cordova's economic development director, and is resigning from the Cordova Economic and Industrial Development Authority.

Cullman County leaders gathered at The Venue at Cotton Creek for an evening to recognize their tenacity in bringing prosperity to Cullman and its residents. (Keith Varden, President & CEO, Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce; Dale Greer, Director, Cullman EDA)

Bryant Whaley is the new Prattville Economic Director.

Arizona

Goodyear has hired Erin Orduna as the City's Economic Development Director.

Casey Haaker is the new La Paz Economic Development Corporation director.

Arkansas

Allison Thompson, the President and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County said Thursday that she was happy that Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders had decided to keep Clint O’Neal as the head of the Arkansas Economic Development Commissions.

California

Tara Velazquez was appointed as Sunnyvale's new Economic Development Manager, replacing retiring manager Leslee Hay.

Rachel E. Freeman has been named Los Angeles deputy mayor for business and economic development.

The Feather River Tourism Association launched a new website to promote tourism and economic development in the Feather River Tourism Marketing District within Plumas County (Lake Almanor Basin, Indian Valley, Feather River Canyon, Quincy and Bucks Lake) post Dixie Fire.  (Joe Niesyn, Executive Director)

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