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A fundamental principle of good economic development and urban renewal is to preserve the character of the place.

Successful economic development can’t be boiled down to any simple formula — there are too many moving parts and external influences for any municipality to fully control its own destiny. 50 more words


U.P. Economic Revolution

An open letter to U.P. local politicians, residents, and Francis X Donnell of the Detroit News

Francis X Donnell’s “Detroit News” article of May 17, 2017 brings to light the problems of rapid continuing decline of population, monetary resources & public services here in the U.P. 548 more words

Democratic Industries

Bilous plans to pitch Alberta locale to California tech companies

Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous says he intends to pitch Alberta as a potential new home for California businesses while he’s in San Francisco, but plans for a provincial government office in the Bay area remain on the shelf. 407 more words


New Equipment

This press and mold were purchased by Javier with the business loan he received from For the Love of Missions. Previously each piece of leather was meticulously cut out by hand. 48 more words


Debate Continues Over Frederick Hotel & Conference Center

State funding for a hotel and conference center in downtown Frederick sparked a controversial floor debate in the Maryland Senate this past session.  The state approved granting $4 million for the Downtown Frederick Hotel and Conference Center, leading to Frederick County’s own Senator Michael Hough voting “nay,” alone, on the entire  780 more words

County News

Mushroom compost facility pulls out of Oregon

Ostrom Mushroom Farm has decided not to build its newest compost facility in Oregon, opting instead for Sunnyside, Washington.

After months of flirting with development in Umatilla County, Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms has decided instead to build its new mushroom compost facility across state lines in Sunnyside, Washington, partially blaming regulatory hurdles in Oregon. 12 more words

East Oregonian

Advance Astoria a road map for economic development

Plan promotes economic growth.

The Astoria City Council took its first step toward approving a new five-year economic development strategy that hopes to create 200 high wage jobs by 2021. 14 more words

Daily Astorian