20,000 and counting – Orlando nonprofit marks milestone in helping people regain ID (and, often, a life)

By Kate Santich | Orlando Sentinel | Full Article "Midway through an hours-long line of people, Dery became the 20,000th person aided by Orlando-based nonprofit IDignity, which helps people who have lost their legal identification — or never had it…

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Yakima Valley economic development association gets head start on fundraising

By Mai Hoang  |  Yakima Herald  |  Full Article "The Yakima County Development Association launched its new fundraising campaign Tuesday, but the organization is already more than halfway to its $3 million goal. As of Tuesday, 49 investors have pledged…

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Draft: Economic development alliance will need backing

By Ginger Livingston  |  Reflector.com  |  Full Article "...officials from the county and city of Greenville in February funded a study to possibly streamline multiple economic development efforts. Officials initiated the study after questions emerged about entities duplicating efforts to…

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Economic development group seeks $2 million contribution from Rapid City

Rapid City Journal  |  Full Article "The group, Elevate Rapid City, was unveiled in April as a collaborative umbrella organization including the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, Ellsworth Development Authority and Economic Development Foundation... At…

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Club Nova provides community to resident with mental illness

By Liza Zhytkova  |  The Daily Tar Heel  |  Full Article "Membership is voluntary, and the clubhouse is not residential. However, Club Nova does assist members with finding and maintaining housing of their choice. Club Nova's membership remains constant because…

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Tompkins County authorizes new five-year agreement with TCAD

By Matt Steecker  |  Ithaca Journal  | Full Article "Following a vote Tuesday, county legislators authorized County Administrator Jason Molino to execute a new memorandum with TCAD for economic development services. TCAD will receive about $250,000 in 2019, and the…

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Steve Dust to head Ottumwa foundation

By Nancy Newhoff  |  Cedar Valley Business Monthly  |  Full Article "Steve Dust, former CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, has gotten a new job. The Ottumwa (Iowa) Regional Legacy Foundation has hired Dust as its new…

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NCEDA’s June 2018 Patron Sponsor Profile on Convergent

NCEDA Developments  |  June 2018 Issue Seven years ago, amid a slowly-recovering economy, the Alamance Chamber set out to beef up economic development efforts with financial support from the business community. Through the chamber’s foundation, it sought funding that would…

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Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA announces capital campaign for new building

KWWL.com  |  Full Article "The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA has announced their 'Building for the Future' capital campaign to build a new facility. 'This campaign is not about a building but what happens inside the building. This facility will serve as…

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Cade Museum opens in Gainesville as hub for innovation

By Dennis Johnson  |  WUTF News  |  Full Article "The revitalization of downtown Gainesville continued on Saturday with the grand opening of The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. Some 100 visitors took to exploring the 26,000-square-foot intellectual oasis on…

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