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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Regional Effort Helps Communities Save Money, Energy, Water and the Environment

Regional Effort Helps Communities Save Money, Energy, Water and the Environment

City officials are searching for ways to improve municipal efficiency, conserve resources and stretch the public’s dollars. In Southern California, a regional collaboration has found a way to do just that.

June 2009
Using Design-Build Can Save Money on Public Construction

Using Design-Build Can Save Money on Public Construction

The Legislature recently granted California cities expanded authority to use the design-build project delivery method.

May 2009
Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Investments by redevelopment agencies represent one of the state’s most meaningful economic development programs.

May 2009
Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

Building a Green Economy: The Recycled Market Development Zone Program Provides Help and Resources

The RMDZ program provides affordable loans and technical assistance that can help a manufacturing business through the challenging formative stages of developing new recycled-materials products.

May 2009
Film and Tourism Drive Economic Development in Santa Clarita

Film and Tourism Drive Economic Development in Santa Clarita

May 2009
Morgan Hill Invests in Recreation and Turns a Profit

Morgan Hill Invests in Recreation and Turns a Profit

May 2009
Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

April 2009
What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means for Your City

What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means for Your City

The federal economic stimulus funding is on a fast track. Here’s what you need to know about what’s available and how to apply.

April 2009
Hard Times: Why We Must Protect Funding for Vital Community Services

Hard Times: Why We Must Protect Funding for Vital Community Services

It’s critically important for city officials to continue reminding our state leaders that without these essential services, that quality of life will decline precipitously.

April 2009

Poway’s Clever Twist on Green, Affordable Housing

March 2009