Economic Gateway http://www.ncdsinc.net National Community Development Services, Inc. News RSS Feed Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:08:05 -0800 en-us No Trepidation: Advocacy is Storytelling and Fundraising (Interview with Kelly Siefkin, CFRE) http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20207 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Continue to full article to view video transcript. ... How Your School Affects Where You Live http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20206 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Where do graduates move after college? Ivy League grads move to the big cities. Community college grads stay close to home. But what about everyone else? Your choice of college affects not only you... Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20205 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Social networks and social networking are often mentioned in discussions about innovation and entrepreneurship. But these terms can have widely varying definitions and, at present, there is no clear w... National League of Cities Announces $100 Million in Partnerships to Support Entrepreneurship, STEM Education and Innovation in Communities Across America http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20204 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The National League of Cities (NLC) is announcing $100 million in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy. These investments come at a critical time when there is a g... Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It? http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20203 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 To get a complete picture of a location’s workforce, site selectors need to look beyond costs to educational attributes and quality of life among other factors. Workforce is critically import... The robots are coming to school: Now what? http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20202 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 While the iconic HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey may not yet be a fixture in our homes, many of us have intelligent assistants, such as Alexa or Google Home, that help us manage our... Akron incubator hopes to cultivate food entrepreneurship http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20201 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a food business will be able to utilize a certified commercial kitchen in Akron as soon as renovations are complete at a former church on East Market Street tha... Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20200 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 How can the understudies best prepare themselves for a lucky break? In the end, Amazon disappointed everyone. A year ago the e-commerce giant said it would open a second headquarters, and solici... RURAL INNOVATION INITIATIVE http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=20199 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 25 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 In partnership with our sister organization, RISI, we’re helping rural communities realize their vision for creating digital economy jobs and kickstarting their economies. Rural America ... Local And Job Development Incentives Pass S.C. General Assembly http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19874 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 In overriding a veto by Governor Henry McMaster, the South Carolina General Assembly voted to expand economic development credits aimed at recruiting professional services and office jobs, as well as ... Manufacturing Workforce Certifications Will Help to Close the Skills Gap http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19872 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Promoting the pursuit of in-demand manufacturing certifications will result in a win-win situation for both the manufacturer and the community in which it chooses to locate. Manufacturers who are c... The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19871 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future. ... Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It? http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19870 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 To get a complete picture of a location’s workforce, site selectors need to look beyond costs to educational attributes and quality of life among other factors. Workforce is critically import... WII Mentoring & Development Program http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19869 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The evidence is clear: In the past ten years, the number of female fundraisers has grown within AFP and the sector by three percent, making our membership over 70 percent female. Yet, research shows t... Local And Job Development Incentives Pass S.C. General Assembly http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19750 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In overriding a veto by Governor Henry McMaster, the South Carolina General Assembly voted to expand economic development credits aimed at recruiting professional services and office jobs, as well as ... New index highlights digital divide across US counties http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19532 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Between 2010 and 2015, job and establishment growth was substantially lower in U.S. counties where broadband is less available and technologies are less likely to be adopted, according to new res... Southeast Tech launches $6.2 million capital fundraising campaign http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19531 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Southeast Technical Institute is launching its first-ever capital fundraising campaign at the same time the public institution is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And the funding is not ... Southeast Tech launches $6.2 million capital fundraising campaign http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19238 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Southeast Technical Institute is launching its first-ever capital fundraising campaign at the same time the public institution is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And the funding is not ... New index highlights digital divide across US counties http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=19234 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Between 2010 and 2015, job and establishment growth was substantially lower in U.S. counties where broadband is less available and technologies are less likely to be adopted, according to new res... Expert Webinar: How to Put Funding Muscle Behind Your Strategic Plan http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18667 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Strategic plans and the strategic planning process are vital to organizational relevance and value. And they often create new energy and enthusiasm among staff and volunteers. But without new resource... Online Giving, Ad Spending Growing Significantly http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18605 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Total online revenue continues to grow at an accelerated rate, with charities raising a median of 23 percent more online last year than in 2016, according to a new study by the communications agency M... Renewing the water workforce: Improving water infrastructure and creating a pipeline to opportunity http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18601 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 At a time when many Americans are struggling to access economic opportunity and many of the country’s infrastructure assets are at the end of their useful life, infrastructure jobs offer conside... When “Green” Turns to Gold http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18602 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Incentives can help companies improve the ROI of environmental sustainability initiatives. Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts. It is a shift driven by... A “Marshall Plan” to Develop and Attract Talent http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18603 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When businesses are considering where to set up shop or expand existing operations, one of the driving influences behind their decision is access to talent. According to Area Development&rsquo... Accelerators help improve efficiency of startup capital http://www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news/?item=18703 www.ncdsinc.net/ncds/news-and-resources/recent-news Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 By: Robert Ksiazkiewicz Over the last decade, accelerators have spread from a Silicon Valley phenomenon to communities across the country. Questions, however, remain on their impact on startups and...