Forum Showcases the Changing Role of Utilities and Illuminates how Economic Developers Can Lead the Way
During the week of July 24th, the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA) Summer Forum was held in Columbus, Ohio, providing an opportunity to learn and collaborate with over 90 utility economic development professionals from across the country.
In the book Town Inc., Andrew Davis studied communities across the country and found that those with a strong and marketable story faired better than communities who didn’t. Town Inc. proposes a unique prescription for economic prosperity.
Projects in several Virginia and West Virginia counties and cities have been selected to share $155,000 in economic development grants from Appalachian Power. The awards announced last week are part of Appalachian Power’s efforts to promote economic growth in the company’s service territory.
Economic development officials from across I&M’s service footprint met with a number of I&M representatives to discuss the area’s economic development opportunities and challenges and brainstorm ways to be more competitive in the global marketplace.
According to the Institute for Supply Management’s "Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index," manufacturing in the United States grew for the fifth straight month in July 2016. In addition, the economy overall grew for the 86th consecutive month.
Site Selection magazine has ranked Findlay, Ohio, the top Micropolitan community in the United States for the second year in a row.