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Policies, opportunity can’t leave some behind

/   Staff, The Gazette

Elected officials basked in the glory of earning a best state designation from U.S. News last month, but two new reports show where Hawkeye State residents live may determine who reaps the most benefits. … By Staff, The Gazette Read the full article here.

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Bevin administration pursuing ‘Opportunity Zones’ to incentivize capital investment in west Louisville

/   Joe Sonka, Insider Louisville

The concept of Opportunity Zones was mostly pushed by the Economic Innovation Group think tank in recent years, gaining bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate before it was slipped into the tax cut bill without any significant discussion or fanfare. … By Joe Sonka, Insider Louisville Read the full article here.

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Here’s how the federal tax bill could encourage investment in 25 poor Alaska communities

/   Erica Martinson, Anchorage Daily News

Struggling communities in Alaska could find themselves in line for new investments in the near future if a provision of the tax bill passed in December encourages investment like its congressional backers hope. … By Erica Martinson, Anchorage Daily News Read the full article here.  

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National Governors’ Association 2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Economic Advisors

Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors brought together governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states. The discussion topics included: entrepreneurship; model capital access programs for small business; venture capital in states; technology...

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VentureBeat BLUEPRINT 2018

Nevada Museum of Art

Tech companies on the coasts are finding it more difficult to attract and retain talent due to rising costs and quality of life impacts. Meanwhile, America’s fly over states are seeing an incredible tech resurgence and could offer up a solution to traditional tech centers looking for an HQ2 expansion....

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Sorenson Impact 2018 Winter Innovation Summit

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. The 2018 Summit brought together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. EIG joined this exciting cadre of thinkers to explore the latest breakthroughs in social...

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