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September 29, 2015 – Stars and Stripes, By Steven Beardsley
Defense spending is playing a smaller role in state economies across the U.S. as the military shrinks and budget caps remain in place, the Pentagon said in a new report.
September 28, 2015 – Gazettes (Long Beach,CA), By Harry Saltzgaver
Long Beach has received a $3.9 million federal grant to help mitigate impacts of Boeing closing its C-17 cargo plane manufacturing plant.
September 26, 2015 – The Tribune-Democrat, By Kecia Bal
Through a new local venture, technology developed to train soldiers or assemble battalions can be employed to sharpen skills and build better teams at companies and corporations.
September 25, 2015 – Governing, By Robert J. O’Neill
Many challenges lie ahead. Cities and counties will need to collaborate and innovate as never before.
September 24, 2015 – Macomb Daily
Macomb County firms that perform defense-related work are expected to benefit from a $6 million federal grant awarded recently by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.
September 23, 2015 – U.S. Department of Commerce
American manufacturing is making a comeback, and for good reason. For every $1.00 invested in manufacturing, the sector generates $1.32 for the economy. Moreover, manufacturing jobs are highly skilled, well-paying career opportunities that provide a key path to the middle class, with workers earning 17 percent more than similar workers employed in other sectors. That is why the Obama Administration has made supporting manufacturing a top priority. The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program is a great example of that support.
September 21, 2015 – by Ken Quintanilla, KUAM News (Guam)
Hoping the feds will be more aware of critical issues facing Guam, Governor Eddie Calvo recently made his way to Washington, DC for a series of meetings of with senators and federal officials. Back from the nation’s capitol, the island’s chief executive said, “I call it a whirlwind trip because we met with so many people talking on critical areas that are important to Guam.”
September 22, 2015 – Governing, By Maury Forman
For decades, most rural economic-development efforts have focused largely on hitting that ever-elusive home run: landing the big corporate relocation or expansion. But as any economic-development professional knows, this can be a labor- and resource-intensive process with no guarantee of a solid return on investment.
September 21, 2015 – Alaska Dispatch News, By Erica Martinson
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department has awarded nearly $300,000 to the Municipality of Anchorage to help it determine the impacts of impending troop cuts at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
September 16, 2015 – Governing, By Daniel C. Vock
Like many public agencies, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is putting an increased emphasis on sustainability. By “sustainability,” the agency said in a pledge three years ago that it would work to “ensure the long-term health and well-being of the communities we serve.” The problem agency leaders faced was how to demonstrate that they were making any progress toward that goal.