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Economic Development and Developers in the News #97

Econ dev news from 79 economic development executives and organizations in 27 states.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #97
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Good morning and welcome to the 97th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 79 economic development executives and organizations in 27 states.

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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.

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Alabama

T. Bryant Whaley is the new Director of Economic Development for the City of Prattville.

Arizona

The Town of Prescott Valley has provided notice to the Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation that it intends to end its contract with the organization, in effect since 1996, and will provide planning and recruitment with its current economic development team. (Marnie Uhl, President & CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce)

Michael Martella has been promoted to Economic Development Project Manager, Senior in Gilbert.

California

Alex Andrade, Milpitas' economic development director, has high hopes for a new district the company plans to create near its BART station.

A new facility to turn food waste into renewable energy is coming to Turlock.  City of Turlock Economic Development Director Anthony Sims said the facility will bring many benefits to the region, including a better understanding of the unsold waste produced by food industry retailers and manufacturers, which will help them better manage their inventory and supplies.

Connecticut

Connecticut economic development leaders were caught a bit off guard by LEGO Group’s announcement that it’s moving its North American headquarters and about 740 jobs from Enfield to Boston by 2026. (Peter Denious, CEO, Advance CT; Alexandra Daum, Commissioner, DECD; Catherine Scangarella, Executive VP of Business Retention and Expansion, Advance CT; Wesley Mathews, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey)

Delaware

Georgetown officials are seeking public input on a potential expansion of its downtown development district. The Downtown Development District’s Act invests state dollars in sparking economic growth across cities and towns in Delaware. (Cameron Goodman, Director of Economic Development, City of Georgetown)


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