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Focus on youth jobs could undermine $4 billion digital adoption program, business groups say

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Economic Development Minister Mary Ng and EDC President and CEO Isabelle Hudon, left, listen to Sheena Russell, founder of Made with Local, speak via videoconference during a press conference on Canada’s Digital Adoption Program at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, March 3.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Business groups …

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Baltimore Penn Station overhaul would help speed up Amtrak trains in the Northeast

The Baltimore project is the first phase of a renovation of the rail hub and surrounding area, signaling a revitalization for an area long defined by wasteland, busy highways and weathered buildings. It is also expected to improve travel along the aging corridor, adding capacity to meet future demand as …

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Ballot proposal would cap ‘predatory’ interest rates for payday loans

LANSING, MI — A polling committee is busy asking a question about the November ballot that would prevent payday lenders from charging “predatory” interest rates if approved by voters. The Michiganders for Fair Lending campaign officially launched its petition-raising effort Wednesday to cap high interest rates on payday loans, payday …

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ECAP program helps Nebraskanians create the communities they want | Nebraska today

The people of Tilden enter the public library, bundled up against the cold. They greet each other between sips of their thermoses, then take their places. Jordan Grummert-Rasmussen and Amanda Kowalewski, extension educators for Rural Prosperity Nebraska, welcome participants and begin the first meeting of the Entrepreneurial Communities Activation Process …

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Feds Bolster Mesa’s Desire for a Streetcar | News

youUncle Sam pays nearly a million dollars to help Mesa lay the groundwork for a west side streetcar line. Years will pass before Mesa residents hear the clang-clang-clang of a transportation system the city first envisioned more than a century ago. But the planning has to start somewhere, and a …

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Union budget, a pro-development and inclusive budget: Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal hailed the Union budget as a pro-development and inclusive budget which will contribute immensely to the growth of the Indian economy. The Minister also welcomed the special announcement made for the North East region – through the empowerment of the North …

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WV lawmakers have ideas, but few bills, for coalfields

A legislative committee is recommending more than 80 measures to help West Virginia’s depressed coal communities, but has so far only reduced one of them to a bill. Reports recommendations include providing grants to West Virginia communities for infrastructure development; provide high-speed Internet access to all residents of West Virginia; …

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Kelly and the legislature are battling economic and political forces over a $4 billion development project

TOPEKA — Time is running out on the Kansas Legislature’s consideration of an extraordinary economic development incentive plan recommended by Governor Laura Kelly to improve prospects for landing a major manufacturer expected to inject 2.5 billions of dollars per year in the state’s economy. Kansas survived a review process that …

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Massachusetts to Support Development of Offshore Wind Industry, Additional Offshore Wind Projects, Energy Transmission and Storage | Womble Bond Dickinson

Commonwealth Offshore Wind Industry Investment Program The bill would create a “Commonwealth Offshore Wind Industry Investment Program” administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“Mass CEC”) to develop and promote employment and economic development related to the wind industry. offshore. “Offshore wind companies” participating in the scheme may include entities …

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Proposed $11M science center in Easton for field trips, visitors and research

The association Feeding the Nature Center in Easton on Wednesday night unveiled its ambitious vision for a new attraction for local school groups, residents, researchers and tourists along Bushkill Creek. The science and creativity center is proposed for the former Easton Iron and Metal scrap yard which the city bought …

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Reconstruction of Kingman Street nears completion in downtown St. Albans

Renovations on Kingman Street in St. Albans include wider sidewalks and new lampposts, pictured here on December 2, 2021. Photo by Shaun Robinson / VTDigger After approximately six months of construction, Kingman Street in downtown St. Albans reopened to traffic and is now more accessible to pedestrians from adjacent streets. …

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Ford government sent nearly $ 1 billion to businesses ineligible for COVID-19 assistance or that lost less money than they received, Auditor General says

Haste makes waste. In the rush to push out COVID-19 aid, Prime Minister Doug Ford’s government sent nearly $ 1 billion to thousands of businesses that were not eligible or received more than their losses justify it, accuses Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. Lysyk found a “troubling” lack of controls that …

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Federal government announces $ 10 million grant to Colorado for travel, tourism and outdoor recreation

THROUGH FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENT JOURNALIST On November 8, the United States Department of Commerce announced that Colorado had received $ 9,683,928 to accelerate travel, tourism and outdoor recreation. The grant aims to help businesses in these sectors recover from the impactful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, grants totaling $ 314 …

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Arkansas community groups selected for $ 5.2 million federal Covid-19 relief for after-school and summer youth programs

Forty-four of Arkansas’ after-school, summer and extended-year learning programs are new grant recipients totaling $ 5.2 million to help students catch up on the academic learning missed due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas State University Out-of-School Network Initiative recently announced …

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Capito and Manchin announce $ 4.9 million for water infrastructure projects in West Virginia

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 4,969,520 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for five water infrastructure projects in West Virginia. “Investing in water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure supports economic and community development”, …

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grants a boon to our region | News, Sports, Jobs

Good news has arrived in the Steubenville area over the past 10 days in the form of a few grants issued by the Appalachian Regional Commission. On September 15, officials learned that the city would receive $ 250,000 from the commission that will go to the long-awaited West End water …

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New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce Announce 192 Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 – Communications and Outreach – Communications and Outreach

New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce announce 192 grants for businesses affected by COVID-19 New Hanover County and City of Wilmington provide funding of $ 4,212,112 for Hospitality, Retail and Services Grant NEW HANOVER COUNTY, North Carolina – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has approved 192 …

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Grant could help provide housing in Zarah

At Great Bend Economic Development Inc.’s request to develop affordable housing in the historic Zarah Hotel building in downtown Great Bend, Great Bend City Council will consider applying for a moderate-income housing subsidy on Monday evening. through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. GBED proposes that the city apply for the …

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Advisors discuss plans for federal COVID relief funds

During a Thursday morning workshop of the Roswell City Council Finance Committee, Councilor Margaret Kennard, left, does some math while Councilor Jeanine Best takes a closer look at a list of proposed projects for the $ 11.7 million dollars that the city will receive from the federal American Rescue Plan …

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Why is China targeting its own internet companies?

For months, the Chinese government has been pressuring big tech companies. He penalized the recently public ridesharing company Didi for the way it collected user data. It stopped two major video game streaming platforms from combining, closed online tutoring sites, hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with an antitrust fine of nearly …

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New York offshore wind terminal raises public funds

New York State has applied for the US Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Grant program to support construction of the Arthur Kill Terminal on Staten Island. Arthur Kill Terminal will be an offshore wind energy assembly and assembly port built on an undeveloped 32-acre site through a partnership between …

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Commissioners disagree on emergency vehicle technology

Sandoval County Administrative Building BERNALILLO – The Sandoval County commission approved the hiring of a new certified emergency vehicle technician in a split vote Thursday evening.Commissioners Jay Block, David Heil and Kenneth Eichwald supported the move, while Commissioners Katherine Bruch and Michael Meek voted against at their regular meeting. Meek, …

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Broadband is imperative for everyone

“The Broadband Imperative” was a well-attended and aptly named session at this week’s NASCIO Midyear event, providing even more evidence of the growing importance of connectivity for all highlighted last year. Data from the NASCIO survey also supports this claim: Its registration in 2021 with state information officials revealed a …

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Local restaurants are now eligible for federal relief funds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Navigating the pandemic has not been easy for G&G Caribbean. The 20-year-old company has gone through some of the same hardships many small businesses went through during the pandemic. Supervisor Vanessa Sutherland says the Restaurant Revitalization Grant would be able to help their business with things …

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Launch of a seminar on small businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down nearly a third of small businesses in New Jersey, according to estimates from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and others. Today, as the pandemic subsides, the Burlington County Council of Commissioners is trying to help revitalize the county’s small business community. Commissioners, …

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