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The information below is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.

Unlike Most Redevelopment, Denver’s Embraces Its Wild Past

May 14, 2015 – Governing, Liz Farmer

Instead of just turning its underused land into housing and retail like most cities, Denver is building a community that blends its Wild West roots with the 21st century.


Resilient Cities Summit Challenges Government and Industry to Plan Collaboratively for the Future

May 13, 2015 – Cities Speak (National League of Cities blog), Cooper Martin and Jeremy Sigmon

“Resilience is bigger than disaster management,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, president of the National League of Cities and co-chair of the Resilient Cities Summit hosted last week at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO. “It’s about preserving and improving quality of life for our citizens every single day.” The Mayor facilitated a timely dialogue on community resilience amongst his peer mayors and city leaders from across the country with the help of dozens of private sector experts and practitioners.


EPZC considers zoning issues

May 14, 2015 – El Dorado News, By Tia Lyons

The El Dorado Planning and Zoning Commission is considering rezoning issues for the future planning of the city. During a regular meeting on Monday, EPZC chairman Michael Rogers said zoning questions have arisen periodically about a couple of areas of town.


Federal City’s 10,000 jobs promise unfulfilled after 10 years

May 13, 2015 – The Times-Picayune (Greater New Orleans), By Paul Purpura

Sheila Celestin recalls the community meetings she attended a decade ago, when the Navy announced it was pulling up anchor after more than a century in Algiers. The Naval Support Activity, a 200-acre complex that straddled the Mississippi River and once employed more than 4,600 people with a $142 million annual payroll, would be converted into something called Federal City.


New study highlights military’s role in Maryland economy

May 11, 2015 – Baltimore Sun, Natalie Sherman

Maryland’s military installations represented about 15 percent of the state’s economic output in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the state that showcases the close ties between the military and Maryland’s economy.


Goodsnitch: The ‘Anti-Yelp’ for Government

May 2015 – Governing, Mary Ellen McIntire

The new app’s focus on positive feedback helps cities improve services and boost employees’ morale.


Will California evade new base closure round?

May 12, 2015 – The Californian (A Gannett Company)

When former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asked Congress last year to authorize a new round of military base closings, alarm bells went off in many parts of California.


NADO Research Foundation Announces Economic Development District Training Program in Austin Region

May 8, 2015 – National Association of Development Organizations

This week, the NADO Research Foundation in partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a new training program for staff at Economic Development Districts (EDDs) located in the EDA Austin Region.


A North Carolina City’s Big Aspiration: Attracting Millennials

May 4, 2015 – Route Fifty, Bill Lucia

“We recognized that we have some really cool things in this city, but we need to enhance them,” says Hickory’s city manager.


Here’s Why Public Services Are Improving in 12 Cities

May 3, 2015 – Route Fifty, Dave Nyczepir

A recent IBM study found new governing structures and technology initiatives improved citizen engagement with local governments.