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Manufacturing startups head for the cloud—and your city

May 19, 2015 – Brookings (The Avenue blog), By Mark Muro

It’s old news that an explosion of Internet-based tools and services—think GitHub and Amazon Web Services—has made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to transform their cool ideas into finished software products.

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Will the DOD Budget Impact the Sluggish Hampton Roads Economy?

May 19, 2015 – HamptonRoads.com, By U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Fred Metz (ret.)

Will the DOD Budget Impact the Sluggish Hampton Roads Economy? Last Friday the House passed the DOD Budget.(Authority, Appropriation latter) The $495.5 billion base budget was below the mandated sequester limit. In addition they added $89.2 billion to the war account which is exempt from sequestration. Although not finalized in the Senate, on Friday the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passed a similar bill (close to the amounts of the house bill, they did increase the Navy’s shipbuilding plan funding ). Earlier in the month Secretary of Defense Carter criticized the congress plan to offset defense spending limits by inflating the war funding, he stated “the avenue it takes is clearly a road to nowhere”. The proposed bills are just a stopgap and next year the sequester issue will be needed to be addressed again. DOD needs a long term, multi year agreement that give them budget stability to plan a realistic National Strategy.

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Wind Power Is Poised to Spread to All States

May 19, 2015 – The New York Times, By Diane Cardwell

All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market.

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Task Force LIMA works to get JSMC on state radar

May 18, 2015 – LimaOhio.com, By Danae Kin

LIMA — Task Force L.I.M.A. is hoping to get the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center “on the mind of decision makers” when it comes to the Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission.

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New BRAC round inches forward in pending defense bill

May 18, 2015 – Military Times, By Leo Shane III

Pentagon officials won’t get congressional permission for a new base closure round next year. But they might be inching closer.

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Winnefeld: DoD Must Strengthen Public, Private Ties

May 14, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense, By Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 – The military has two jobs for America: to fight today’s wars and to prepare to fight the wars of the future, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in West Point, New York, today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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