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Broadband grant awards include two regional projects

Broadband grant awards include two regional projects | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development Friday announced $11 million in grants for rural broadband projects.
The funding includes two grant awards for projects in west central Minnesota.
Federated Telephone Cooperative received $4.9 million to build fiber infrastructure in Swift County, brin...
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We Know China Has Ghost Cities, But Where Are They Hiding?

We Know China Has Ghost Cities, But Where Are They Hiding? | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Built it and they didn't come. That could be the motto for China's infamous "ghost cities" — vast housing complexes that were
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S.D. ranked best for business by U.S. chamber foundation

S.D. ranked best for business by U.S. chamber foundation | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named South Dakota the best state in the nation for its business climate.
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York County Development Corporation receives Gold Excellence economic development award

York County Development Corporation receives Gold Excellence economic development award | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
YORK, Neb. — Recipients of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
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Economic development director awarded scholarship for program

Economic development director awarded scholarship for program | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Fort Scott Director of Economic Development Heather Griffith has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the annual Bob Ady Scholarship. Griffith, economic development director for Fort Scott since 2013, is one of eight recipients recently selected by the Mid-America Economic Development Council for the annual Bob Ady Scholarship Program...
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Incoming director of the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County touts need for a 'workforce watershed' to fill new opportunities

Incoming director of the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County touts need for a 'workforce watershed' to fill new opportunities | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Mark Dobson will take over the EDC role Oct. 14
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Utah Receives $395,000 Grant to Boost Export Opportunities for Small Business

Utah Receives $395,000 Grant to Boost Export Opportunities for Small Business | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Utah small businesses have access to $395,000 in funding to help them enter and compete in the global marketplace, thanks to a State Trade and Export Promotion award received by the Governor's Office of Economic Development from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Corridor businesses, organizations honored at Business 380 award events

Corridor businesses, organizations honored at Business 380 award events | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Economic development and transportation must be critically linked for Iowa to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.
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State announces Centerville as a new Main Street Iowa Community

State announces Centerville as a new Main Street Iowa Community | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
WEST DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad Thursday announced that two Iowa communities were selected to join the Main Street Iowa program: Centerville and Grundy Center. The announcement was made during the opening session of the Iowa Downtown Summit in West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction.
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Megasite certification brings more credibility to River Ridge

Megasite certification brings more credibility to River Ridge | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
1,500-acre site will be leveraged for a major tenant, possibly an automaker.
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Great River Energy eyes St. Cloud data center sites

Great River Energy eyes St. Cloud data center sites | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Great River Energy plans to market data center sites in St. Cloud
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Broadband shifts from perk to need in rural areas

Broadband shifts from perk to need in rural areas | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
When Kevin Wald wants to share information with his clients, he needs to think big and far.
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Bemidji airport lands $550,000 for improvements

Bemidji airport lands $550,000 for improvements | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
BEMIDJI -- A critical piece of Bemidji's economy is receiving a lift from the U.S. Department of Transportation.



Bemidji Regional Airport has been awarded a $546,535 grant for infrastructure improvements from the DOT, according to a release from U.S. Sens Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken a...
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Woodbury County, state approve more incentives as AGP expansion grows

Woodbury County, state approve more incentives as AGP expansion grows | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
SIOUX CITY | Ag Processing Inc. is moving forward with a $38 million expansion of its biodiesel plant just south of Sioux City that will nearly double production of the
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New Mexico business leaders gather with UNM students to discuss local 'business ecosystem'

New Mexico business leaders gather with UNM students to discuss local 'business ecosystem' | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
The University of New Mexico and STC.UNM co-hosted Rainforest 2, an economic development summit regarding the community’s progress in building an innovation ecosystem, on Monday in the SUB Ballroom.
The event’s agenda stated that the summit was being held to reflect upon and discuss the progress made since the first Rainforest summit in September 2012.
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USDA Announces $5.8 Million to Support Rural Cooperatives

USDA Announces $5.8 Million to Support Rural Cooperatives | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has awarded 30 grants totaling $5.8 million to help rural cooperatives create jobs and support business expansion. The funds are being provided
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Broadband Tech Summit; Banner merges with AmericanWest Bank; Credit Union food drive

Broadband Tech Summit; Banner merges with AmericanWest Bank; Credit Union food drive | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Utah Broadband Outreach Center hosts 2015 Broadband Tech Summit
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Montana Economic Developer’s conference in Billings

Montana Economic Developer’s conference in Billings | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it

The Montana Economic Developers Association will hold its annual Fall Conference in Billings Oct. 13 - 14 at the Northern Hotel, Billings.  The kickoff to the conference will be "Montana’s Infrastructure Town Hall Meeting:  A Call to Action," beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13.

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Rural Opportunities Fair to connect students, rural communities

Rural Opportunities Fair to connect students, rural communities | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
University of Nebraska students will have a unique opportunity to connect with representatives of nearly 40 communities, companies and organizations at the first-ever Rural Opportunities Fair, to be held Oct. 21 in Lincoln as a special kickoff to the Rural Futures Conference. The Rural Opportunities Fair will allow students to explore internship and job possibilities [...]
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Montana High Tech Jobs Summit to plug in tech workers

Montana High Tech Jobs Summit to plug in tech workers | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana's tech savvy workers can get ahead with connections forged at the first Montana High Tech Jobs Summit at Montana State University on Sept. 13-14. The biannual event is to create opportunities for high paying tech-based jobs across the state, forging connections between companies seeking motivated workers looking to put their skills to use.
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4 local companies receive job creation funding

4 local companies receive job creation funding | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Four companies have received a portion of the $24 million in DEED job creation funding
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Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Approves Awards to Support Over $276 Million in Capital Investments

Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Approves Awards to Support Over $276 Million in Capital Investments | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board on Friday awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to nine companies for job creation and expansion projects. Today's awards will assist in the creation of 712 jobs, retention of 81 jobs and will result in over $276 million in new capital investment for the state. The board also approved innovation funding for three startups.
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Grant Will Help Start-up Businesses In Brookings

Grant Will Help Start-up Businesses In Brookings | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
The Brookings Economic Development Association is
celebrating a $50,000 federal grant.
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Indy lands another big-time digital marketing headquarters

Indy lands another big-time digital marketing headquarters | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
Austria-based Emarsys to put North American HQ Downtown, add 167 jobs
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New River Valley Economic Development Alliance gets new director

New River Valley Economic Development Alliance gets new director | The Golden Scoop | Scoop.it
RADFORD — Charlie Jewell, most recently a project manager for Montgomery County’s economic development office, will be the new executive director for the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance.
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