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Economic Development and Developers in the News #98

Econ dev news from 79 economic development executives and organizations in 24 states.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #98
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Good morning and welcome to the 98th weekly edition of Economic Development and Developers in the News.

Today's issue contains news from 79 economic development executives and organizations in 24 states.

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

Dale Greer, the director of the Cullman Economic Development Agency, received the 2023 Emma Marie Eddleman Citizenship Award. The award is given annually to individuals who contribute immensely to their communities. Greer played a vital role in the important Duck River project, helped make Cullman rank fourth in industrial projects nationally, and served as the Alabama Economic Development Association's president. (Paige Clabo, Director of Programs, Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce)

Melody Whitten is the new Economic Development Coordinator for the Alabama Community College System.  Previous she worked at 58 INC.

Alaska

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development partnered with the University of Alaska CEED and the Alaska Development Team in the Office of the Governor to release a five-year economic plan. The Alaska Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy aims to diversify the economy while maintaining existing engines, support new growth sectors, create an entrepreneurial ecosystem, foster educational opportunities, and build economic resilience.

Arkansas

Gregory Dale has been promoted to Branch Chief at USDA Rural Development.

Owens Corning will build a 150k sq ft insulation factory in Russellville's industrial park. This project began after executives met with the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Russellville Regional Economic Development Alliance. Russellville's designation as an Arkansas Economic Development Commission Competitive Community was the advantage that helped it win Owens Corning's favor. (Megan Selman, President & CEO, Russellville Regional EDA)


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