Friday, March 18, 2005
Small firms in Pennsylvania are not taking advantage of the R&D credit that the state has made available to them. Read more.
The governor of Missouri has announced a new incentive proposal, the Missouri Quality Jobs Act. It's modeled after legislation in Oklahoma. Read more.
Cities in California are competing for the new stem cell center. Read more.
The Arizona legislature is working on tax incentives proposed by Intel. At the same time, local governments in Oregon are working on providing property tax incentives to Intel. Read more
U.S. Senators Hagel and Dorgan have reintroduced the New Homestead Act to provide incentives for people to relocate or stay in rural communities. Read more.
The Nebraska legislature is considering tax reform legislation. Learn more.
Meanwhile, Kentucky has enacted new tax reforms. Learn more.
Pennsylvania is providing financial assistance to agriculture and tourism through its First Industries Fund, a $150 million grant and loan program. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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