Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner -- This week, Ogden officials announced plans to revitalize the area. If plans come to fruition, the area will have a chance to reclaim some of its economic glory. On Wednesday, Ogden City held a special open house and ground breaking at the Ogden Exchange Building, 600 W. Exchange Road.
Theory into Practice -- The Geography of Jobs map is a dynamic visualization of job gains and losses over the last 15+ years for every metro area in the U.S. The red and blue bubbles represent a rolling 12-month net change in total employment for each metro area.
IEDC -- Whether targeting new sectors for growth or diversifying their economies, economic developers are most effective at attracting sustained investment when they understand corporate location requirements, identify specific opportunities based on their community, and market according to a cluster strategy. In the next ten years, a handful of innovative industrial sectors will be responsible for creating millions of highly-skilled, high-paying new jobs. For economic developers, these changes offer immense opportunity to build growth clusters.
Tyler Waldman, Technical.ly Baltimore -- At the CyberMaryland conference in Baltimore on Thursday, state officials signed an international memorandum of understanding with The Hague Security Delta.
The MOU with the Dutch cluster of more than 400 companies will last three years and, Department of Business and Economic Development officials hope, will lead to economic growth opportunities in both regions.
Danielle Thomas, WLOX -- Gautier's mayor said every day there's a new inquiry from someone interested in opening a business in Gautier. He gives the credit to the city's economic development team, which he says has been working in overdrive. Mayor Gordon Gollott believes Gautier is on the cusp of an economic boom.
Tom Kalil and David Danielson, Office of Science and Technology Policy -- The Department of Energy national laboratories are American science and engineering powerhouses. These national treasures are generating innovative solutions to the world’s toughest energy challenges. However, promising solutions discovered at the laboratory bench can’t effectively address energy challenges unless and until they are successfully transferred to the marketplace as commercial products and services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states’ energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, Nelson Mail -- The evidence on economic development from throughout the world is quite clear: regions that are home to dynamic clusters and companies that are rooted in such clusters (such as Silicon Valley, home to Apple, Adobe, Cisco, Facebook, eBay, Google, Yahoo, YouTube and 7000 other firms) do better. One cluster I have visited is in Reykjavik, Iceland, a city familiar to many involved in Nelson's fishing industry. I have visited Hampidjan,