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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Golf carts for downtown transit, Sarasota-style?




A cart from Jonny's Free Beach Rides on Siesta Key. Sarasota is looking at allowing similar golf carts to scoot people around downtown


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Economic Development Publications



Jeff FinkleEconomic Development Professionals Should be interested in these free publications and upcoming events

Jeff Finkle President, International Economic Development Council

I wanted to provide you with some free publications from the International Economic Development and information on some upcoming events.

A recent publication IEDC produced with the National League of Cities

The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development: 10 Things You Should Know 
http://www.iedconline.org/Downloads/NLC_IEDC_EconDevelop10things.pdf 

Webinar on August 31

A webinar is being held on Wednesday August 31. IEDC’s August webinar focuses on helping economic developers better access federal data regarding their communities. The federal government provides a plethora of data that can help economic developers gain insight into both local and regional employment, industrial, and education profiles.

Increasing Access to Federal Data: Ways to Navigate and Understand Available Data 
http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Federal_Data 

Upcoming Annual Conference

It is still not too late to register for IEDC’s annual conference September 18-21 in Charlotte, North Carolina; this is one of the best economic development conferences each year. 
http://www.iedconline.org/AnnualConference/index.html 

Late September Webinar on Project Feasibility

Understanding if the Project is Viable for Your Community

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern 
http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Project_Viability 

Economic Development Finance Course in Baltimore on November 16-18 
http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_Finance_MD 

Another new report for download

New Report: Powering Up: State Assets & Barriers to Renewable Energy Growth 
This is the results of 48 states on state assets for renewable energy growth. http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Powering_Up 

Hope these items are of interest to you. If you know of someone that works fulltime in the field of economic development and they are not members of the International Economic Development Council, you might point them to: 
http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Join_IEDC 

Best wishes


Jeff Finkle

Post titleDebt By Nation




Well, I suppose we can at least claim that our debt is not as bad as Europe.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/07/world-debt-guide&fsrc=nwl


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