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Capital for Creativity

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Creative industries have tremendous potential for economic and social impact. Experts such as British author John Howkins, who popularized the term “creative economy,” and urban...
YAPG Sees Solid Support For Latest YES Campaign

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) announced that it raised $2.9 million in pledges with its latest campaign, surpassing its goal and besting the amount raised...
How Kentucky Makes Manufacturers Out of Miners

Monday, October 02, 2017

“Hillbillies. Mountain people.” These are stereotypes all-too familiar to Doug Potter, who call Eastern Kentucky home. “People say we talk funny, and we’re not real...
What are the five steps to success?

Monday, March 06, 2017

National Community Development Services (NCDS) is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations develop campaigns and raise money to improve their local communities and foster economic growth. NCDS...
Need for workers sparks broad plan

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Two overlapping circles symbolize the Sioux Falls area’s new approach to addressing its need to grow and develop a workforce. One circle represents talent attraction and...
East Kentucky is growing with 70 new jobs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Once failing Logan Corporation’s mining facility will be moved to a new, larger facility because of assistance from the new One East Kentucky organization. This...
Tacoma, Washington has revitalized their economy

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB), a non-profit organization, has once again come through for job growth and wealth development. A ballot approving much...
60 Minutes Report: The Golden Triangle

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Joe Max Higgins is credited with generating about 6,000 manufacturing jobs in Mississippi's Golden Triangle, one of the poorest areas in the country. How's he...
Innovation PortAL Gets Federal Funding

Friday, September 02, 2016

Today, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding the...
Congratulations Commerce Lexington

Friday, August 26, 2016

At the Commerce Lexington Inc. Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on August 25th at Keeneland presented by Forcht Bank, A Cup of Common Wealth...
The South Bend Region Gains Ground

Friday, August 26, 2016

In 2013, the Chamber launched its new economic development program, branded South Bend Region (SBR) Economic Development, serving as the lead economic development organization for...
IEDC 2016 Annual Conference

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dear Colleague: On behalf of the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council, I extend to you an invitation to join us in Cleveland...
Fixing the STEM Worker Shortage

Monday, August 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine If you ask any manager at a technical company, "What is the hardest thing to find?" the answer you are most likely...
Not So. Ill.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Small-town America is alive and well in Southern Illinois, best known for Carbondale, where Southern Illinois University and new broadband fiber have...
Atlantic Coast Pipeline - OpEd

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Every day, I think about the success of Eastern North Carolina. It’s the first thing that crosses my mind in the morning, and my last...
E.D. Pro Weighs in on Methanol Plant

Thursday, April 07, 2016

It’s always good to take a break when emotions flare. It allows people to regain perspective. Since Northwest Innovation Works has hit pause on its plans...
Bringing Manufacturing Back Home

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Tom DiFiore, posted October 23, 2013 A few weeks ago, we attended the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference in Philadelphia. As it does every...
Show Me The Money!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted October 5, 2013 As a community leader, you’re probably asked as often as I am about the current level of difficulty in...
GOED Chief Praises Yankton

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A more aggressive local approach to economic development and other endeavors is getting notice, and praise, from state officials. During Yankton Area Progressive Growth’s (YAPG) annual...
Tried and True

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Tom DiFiore, posted February 18, 2014 "Possessed of vision and commitment, this metro area's private sector embarked on an ambitious plan 25 years ago to...
These Trends Will Generate Solid Economic Gains

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted January 27, 2014 It’s no secret that budget constraints on economic and community development organizations constitute a major concern of boards and...
The Failure To Ask

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted September 4, 2013 Recently, I had a brief conversation that reminded me of what many believe to be the biggest failure in...
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“Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. certainly made the right decision in selecting NCDS to raise the $7 million needed to fully restore our sadly dilapidated and abandoned former vaudeville theatre in downtown Birmingham.  Your firm provided the wisdom and experience to position the project as worthy of support, then structured a winning campaign that was creative, energizing, and relentless in pursuit of the goal.  We were especially appreciative of your flexibility relative to our early cash flow issues, and even more so in the selection of the assigned NCDS Project Executive.  Because of the success and momentum of your phase of this exceptional campaign, the Lyric staff was able to continue seeking commitments utilizing tax credits, and the total raised now exceeds $11.8 million.  Thanks to NCDS, Birmingham can boast of having one of the most spectacularly restored performing arts theaters in America.”

Brant Beene, Executive Director • Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

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