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Economic Development and Developers in the News This Week

Econ dev news from 35 states and one territory. April 24th, 2021 weekly edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
9 min read
Economic Development and Developers in the News This Week

Alabama

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Parker invited Dale County to join The Industrial Development Authority of Houston, Henry and Geneva Counties. “It’s a ‘Why not,’ opportunity where we can help others and they can help us,” said Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation President Holle Hartzog Smith.

Lynne Firmin George has been named Director of Economic Development and the IDEA Bank at Troy University.

Arkansas

Tyson Foods will invest $48 million in an expansion project at Pine Bluff. Nearly 70 jobs will be created by the project, which is expected to be complete by late 2021.  (Allison J.H. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County)

California

Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. released its list of the area’s largest employers. (Holly Schroeder)

Mountain View city officials announced last week the hiring of John Lang as the city's new economic vitality manager.  He will be responsible for stoking business growth at a time when closures and heavy losses are the norm.

Look who's coming to Oceanside in economic development news.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. has agreed to serve as the Exclusive Sponsor of the California Community Economic Development Association’s Climate Adaptation Initiative, which includes a grant of $70,000 to help fund a variety of initiatives aimed at assisting low- and moderate-income communities across California prepare for climate change.

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