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From the Shore: Navy Installations Take Energy Initiatives to the Next Level

July 16, 2015 – U.S. Navy, By LTGT Clyde Shavers, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy Installations Command (NIC) has embarked on several aggressive strategies to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency, and achieve the Secretary of the Navy's goal to have one gigawatt (1GW) of renewable energy on or near Department of Navy installations by December 2015.

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Local Governments and the Challenge of Rapid Economic Change

July 13, 2015 – Governing, By Kevin C. Desouza

To get ahead of the game, public leaders need to be proactive, and they need to collaborate.

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Army Announces Force Structure and Stationing Decisions

July 9, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of the Army announced today force structure decisions and stationing plans for the reduction of the regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers.

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Army Cuts Hit Alaska, Georgia, Texas Hardest

July 9, 2015 – Breaking Defense, By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

This afternoon, the Army announced the painful details of long-awaited cuts. The service must shed 40,000 active-duty troops between now and October 2017, with almost half of them coming from 26 installations across the country.

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Installations Receive Commander in Chief’s Award for Excellence

July 8, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense – DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced the 2015 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence:

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Wichita State awarded grant to lay foundation for Innovation Campus

July 7, 2015 – Wichita State University

Wichita State University will receive $1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the construction of roads and parking that will provide access to the Innovation Campus. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and EDA Chief Operating Officer Matt Erskine will be in Wichita Wednesday for grant updates from Wichita State and Pittsburg State University and an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Roundtable.

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Pittsburgh’s ‘Shared Space’ Street Concept Could Be a National Trendsetter

July 6, 2015 – Route Fifty, By Bill Lucia

‘It looks like it’s chaos’ but this emerging idea may bring sanity to a heavily-trafficked part of Steel City’s downtown.

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Dayton region continues to development partnerships with Wright-Patt

July 2, 2015 – Dayton Business Journal, By Tristan Navera

Many of the major businesses and organizations in town are trying harder than ever to interface with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Can Co-Working on a Deadline Create Better Public Policy?

June 29, 2015 – Route Fifty, By Christopher Swope

WASHINGTON — On the fifth floor of a glassy office building here, just a few blocks from the White House, there’s an experiment in workplace serendipity that may someday change how cities solve problems.

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$400,000 grant to help businesses diversify

June 28, 2015 – Telegram.com, By Susan Gonsalves

WORCESTER – The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, an organization headquartered in Worcester that assists companies in overcoming strategic, operational and workforce challenges, was recently awarded a $400,000 grant from MassDevelopment, an economic development and finance agency.

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