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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Using Tourism to Grow Your Community’s Economy

Using Tourism to Grow Your Community’s Economy

Travelers spent $117 billion in California in 2014, and tourism provided jobs for more than 1 million Californians. Many regional destinations are leveraging their unique qualities and characteristics to build local tourism economies.

May 2015
Fontana Arts Program Invigorates Local Economy

Fontana Arts Program Invigorates Local Economy

A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life and the local economy.

May 2015
Team Chico Boosts Economic Development

Team Chico Boosts Economic Development

Team Chico is a public-private partnership that helps businesses identify and explore opportunities for growth and expansion.

May 2015
Partnering for Prosperity

Partnering for Prosperity

Residents, entrepreneurs and nonprofit representatives in Merced share ideas on how business and community leaders can partner to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy.

May 2015
Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front are welcome news for cities.

May 2015
Planting the Seeds for a Healthy and Vibrant Community

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy and Vibrant Community

May 2015
Dublin Uses Public-Private Partnership to Transform Neighborhood

Dublin Uses Public-Private Partnership to Transform Neighborhood

The city converted public housing to privately owned affordable housing and created a new neighborhood. The five-year planning process involved all key stakeholders, including existing residents, so that the resulting project would reflect the community’s needs.

March 2015
The Future of SB 375 Implementation and Regional Planning

The Future of SB 375 Implementation and Regional Planning

All 18 metropolitan planning organizations in California will have adopted their first Regional Transportation Plans under SB 375 by May 2015. This article looks at what SB 375 has accomplished and things local officials should keep in mind going forward.

March 2015
A Renaissance for Long Beach Airport

A Renaissance for Long Beach Airport

The $45 million project, completed five months ahead of schedule and on budget, was funded by a General Airport Revenue Bond and passenger facility charges.

February 2015
Grappling With the Challenges of Transportation Infrastructure Financing

Grappling With the Challenges of Transportation Infrastructure Financing

California’s local streets and roads network is currently funded through a variety of sources including the state gas tax, federal transportation funds, local tax and bond measures, and local General Funds. Because funding sources have not kept pace with inflation, we face an ongoing annual deficit of more than $7 billion in the area of streets and roads.

February 2015
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