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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.

May 2017
Palm Desert Capitalizes on Arts and Culture

Palm Desert Capitalizes on Arts and Culture

First Weekend Palm Desert helps increase the city’s tax revenues and makes it a regional center for the arts by drawing crowds to lively events from November through May.

May 2017
Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant communities creates local opportunities.

May 2017
Changing How We Think About Economic Development

Changing How We Think About Economic Development

Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a web of interdependent factors.

May 2017
Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.

May 2017
Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.

August 2016
Carlsbad Focuses on Economic Opportunities in High-Tech Sectors

Carlsbad Focuses on Economic Opportunities in High-Tech Sectors

A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a higher education initiative for workforce development help foster economic growth.

June 2016
Maximizing Revenue From City Property With Municipal Leases

Maximizing Revenue From City Property With Municipal Leases

A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various legal issues.

June 2016
Sanger Collaborates to Prepare Its Workforce

Sanger Collaborates to Prepare Its Workforce

The city worked with its major employers, the local transit agency and Reedley College to address a shortage of workers with needed skills.

May 2016
Powerful Local Control Remedy Addresses El Cajon’s Alcohol Nuisance Problems

Powerful Local Control Remedy Addresses El Cajon’s Alcohol Nuisance Problems

For years, the City of El Cajon grappled with the impacts of aggressive panhandlers, transients, serial inebriates and illegal alcohol sales to minors.

May 2016
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