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A new generation of economic development

From: News Clippings

February 24, 2015 – Brookings, By Amy Liu and Owen Washburn

Metropolitan leaders across the country share a desire to create high quality jobs, get more young adults and other workers into those jobs, expand incomes, reduce inequality, and keep their core industries competitive in the face of rising global competition and opportunity. Yet traditional tools of economic development are ill suited to achieve these aspirations and create inclusive, prosperous communities.

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Working to diversify and improve the local economy

From: News Clippings

February 23, 2015 – FOX 11 News, Alex Ronallo

OSHKOSH – Is Oshkosh turning around from a wage loss of up to $100 million a year? The region was hit hard by 2,000 lost jobs at Oshkosh Defense the last two years.

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Huntsville Officials Confident as Possible BRAC Approaches

From: News Clippings

February 22, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities

While it’s still uncertain when the next round of base closures will be held, leaders in northern Alabama believe they have taken the necessary steps to ensure Redstone Arsenal is well positioned.

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Fort Ord reimagined at event

From: News Clippings

February 22, 2015 – Monterey Herald, By Phillip Molnar

Marina – Imagine hundreds of pedestrians biking and walking past scrub oak trees on their way to Silicon Valley-style jobs.

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Why Every American Should Pledge One Year of Public Service

From: News Clippings

February 19, 2015 – TaskAndPurpose.com, By Jason Mangone

A culture that expects public service would not make for a perfect America, but it would make for a country more aligned with our stated values and ideals.

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VA looking at its own version of BRAC

From: News Clippings

February 17, 2015 – Military Times, By Leo Shane, III

Veterans Affairs Department officials want their own version of a base closure round, targeting aging hospitals and clinics they no longer need.

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Highlight: Rebuilding Youngstown and Communities Like It

From: News Clippings

February 2015 – Economic Development Administration, By Jay Williams

When I was growing up Youngstown, Ohio was the sort of place you worked to get out of. Crime was bad. The economy was stagnant. It seemed like everyone thought that you had to leave to make something of yourself. But Youngstown was my home, and I wanted to help make it the sort of place you’re proud to come from and think twice about leaving. There was so much potential there, but people had to stop living in the past – stop waiting for the manufacturing sector to rebound. We needed a plan and a vision – we needed economic development. I was moved to run for office and help shepherd my community through its economic recovery.

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Congressmen decry delays at Willow Grove base site

From: News Clippings

February 6, 2015 – philly.com, By Jessica Parks

Two area congressmen said Friday that the Navy’s repeated delays on off-loading the former Willow Grove air base were having a ripple effect on the ability of local, state, and federal agencies to plan for the future.

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Report: Scheduled cuts would hit Fort Rucker hard

From: News Clippings

February 9, 2015 – Dothan Eagle, By Lance Griffin

Automatic budget cuts scheduled to begin this October would have a significant effect on the communities surrounding Fort Rucker, an Army report concludes.

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Depot Wants to be Prepared Against Pentagon Downsizing

From: News Clippings

February 9, 2015 – military.com, By Tim Lockette

Anniston Star (AL) – When Anniston Army Depot announced the layoff of 190 workers last week, it was a reminder of the local economy's decades-long dependence on defense spending.

But it wasn’t the only disquieting news local military and business leaders got this week.

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