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Page 4 of Economic Development News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke County Development Corporation.

Augmented Reality ‘VisitPalmSprings’ App Now Available on iTunes

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group (CRG) and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism of Palm Springs, Calif. today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality ‘VisitPalmSprings’ App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists in the City of Palm Springs now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.

Augmented Reality Enabled ‘GoLauderdale’ App Available on iTunes: Collaboration between Civic Resource Group Int’l and Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) and the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DDA) today announced the completion of the DDA’s modernizing Smart City initiative. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists in the city of Fort Lauderdale now have access to a broad variety of digital sources of information.

Clarke County Labor Study Reveals Higher Income Potential

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Aug. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) recently released its ‘Scorecard on Jobs and Compensation Update for 2004 to 2014.’ The report shows, over a the last decade, the average income level for manufacturing jobs in Clarke County consistently outpaced average county compensation levels.

Regent Education Announces Support for the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative

FREDERICK, Md., July 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regent Education has announced support for the Department of Education’s Limited Direct Assessment Experiment via its industry-leading financial aid management software, Regent 8. Regent 8 is the only solution to offer full support for all enrollment models, including non-term and Competency Based Education (CBE).

Margate Seeking Developers to Build ‘City Center’

MARGATE, Fla., Jan. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) is seeking qualified developers to develop all or a portion of a 36 acre future City Center site. Since 2003, the MCRA has engaged in assembling the properties surrounding the intersection of State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard (including the former Swap Shop) with the goal of creating a vibrant mixed use City Center which would be a destination for both City and Northwest Broward residents.

Entrepreneurship in Missouri ignites: Youth prepare for Missouri State Fair Entrepreneurship Competition

MARSHALL, Mo., July 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We all can say that youth entrepreneurship is an amazing topic of conversation. However, sometimes that conversation isn’t loud enough to be heard. In the state of Missouri, every August, there is a state-wide business competition where youth and adults compete in categories of their own for seed money to launch, expand or maintain their business ideas. Over a dozen youth ages 12 – 18 have been accepted into the MADE in Missouri Business Competition, hosted by the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA).

Food Philippines at the San Francisco 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTICs) in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the upcoming Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014. The Philippines’ country pavilion will be located at the South Hall of the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

LRM Industries Honored as a Class of 2013 Florida Companies to Watch Award Recipient

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LRM Industries International, Inc. has been recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Florida Companies to Watch(SM) award, an honor presented by GrowFL at the University of Central Florida. In its 3rd year, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by GrowFL in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Historic Tour Homes, Entertainment, Gift Ideas and More at Ohio Hometown Celebration

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Downtown Tipp City Partnership would like day-trippers to discover a Currier and Ives-style hometown holiday celebration when they visit Tipp City, Ohio on December 7, 2013. This year’s annual Christmas In The Village and Holiday Home Tour boasts six historic tour homes, each with its own decorative accents and each featuring an ‘over the top’ tabletop, created by ASID- and DSID-certified designers.

Missouri Valley’s Community Action Agency’s Exceptional Community Innovation Recognized with National Award

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is one of four Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to alleviate poverty in America to receive the 2013 Community Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award. The awards, administered by the Community Action Partnership, were presented August 29, 2013 at the organization’s Annual Convention in Chicago.

2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

Workforce Investment Board Delivers Skilled Workforce to S & S Trucking

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When S & S Trucking expanded its warehouse operation to Ontario, it needed to hire skilled employees to open the new location. The expert recruiters at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) referred two qualified candidates to S & S Trucking as well as provided On-the-Job training funds. These two candidates were hired and have since been promoted. Today they oversee the entire operation as assistant managers.

Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Elected California Workforce Association Chair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.

Workforce Investment Board recruiting 503 youth for training and employment assistance program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that it is accepting applications for its youth training and employment assistance program. The program has 503 openings for youth ages 17 to 21.

Chicago’s Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Creates Three Fun-Filled Days for Fest-Goers July 26-28, 2013

CHICAGO, Ill., July 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival features something for everyone from dancers to musicians, actors and artists, and a hands-on community paint project. The three-day festival kicks off Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Located on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park on Chicago’s Northwest side, Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated neighborhood music festivals of the summer.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs

VICTORVILLE, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) screened all applicants and referred the most qualified to Desert City Dialysis.

Workforce Investment Board Provides On-The-Job Training to Promote Local Business Growth

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., June 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Corporate Advocate, once a construction and real estate accounting firm, faced a challenging economy and shrinking business prospects. In 2008, its owners decided to reinvent The Corporate Advocate to a business processing outsourcing company. Chief Operating Officer Ray Blom relied on the County of San Bernardino’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to find and train the right employees for the new business platform.

Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training allows MedRevenu, Inc. to double in size in 2012

UPLAND, Calif., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, MedRevenu Inc. founder John Alvarez faced increasing demand for his company’s services. This challenged MedRevenu’s capacity; Alvarez had to turn business away. When the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board contacted Alvarez about its no-cost On-The-Job training program, he recognized that the program would be a valuable resource for expansion.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Points Youth to a Bright Future at Y4

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, Candice Fedrick took the stage to tell her story at the Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board. Y4 stands for ‘Why Youth? Why wait? Why now? Why not? Because the next generation is already here!’ It is an event for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing their education.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints New Leadership

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced today the induction of Tony Myrell, Jon Novack, and Dr. William Sterling as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer of the board respectively. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Announces Business Survey Results that Point to Economic Growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth. The results indicated that companies are recovering and beginning to hire in the County’s top demand industries: manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction.

Solar Developers Join Ranks to Form Grid Supply Solar Trade Association

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following an organizational meeting on March 26, 2013, the leading grid supply solar developers in New Jersey announced the formation of the New Jersey Solar Grid Supply Association (NJSGSA) at the Millstone Twp offices of James Spano, a veteran solar developer at Spano Partners.

Workforce Investment Board Member and San Bernardino County Resident Honored with ASPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Audrey Mathews, County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Member, has received the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Hilton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La., during ASPA’s Annual Conference.

2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from The Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County’s On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added six full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.

iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Md., March 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

Safety First, Then Jobs for Northwest Pipe

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Employees of Northwest Pipe, a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe, have completed the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (SBCWIB) process improvement program. Completion of this program has done more than increase employee productivity and safety, it has created new jobs.

Workforce Investment Board Recruits Unemployed Young Adults for @LIKE Project

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is recruiting unemployed young adults, ages 18 to 24, for the launch of the Linking Innovation Knowledge and Employment project (@LIKE). @LIKE is a collaborative effort among three of the region’s Workforce Investment Boards, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Counties. The program serves young adults who have not been in school, working or serving in the military for at least 90 days.

Workforce Investment Board Helps C-PAK Industries Hire the Right People at the Right Time

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C-PAK Industries, Inc., a leading custom rotational molding company in San Bernardino, recently expanded its team by hiring 8 employees through the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training program.

Patton Sales Corporation Expands – Workforce Investment Board Contributes to Company’s Success

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Patton Sales Corporation, a steel service center and manufacturer based in Ontario, has expanded its business, the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced today.

External Application Reviewers Needed for CDFI Fund Programs

CLARKSVILLE, Md., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program).

J. McLeish Public Relations honored at Public Relations Society Polaris Awards

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — J. McLeish Public Relations, a public relations company that handles work for the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, was honored at the Inland Empire Public Relations Society’s Polaris Awards on October 24, 2012. The Polaris Awards, signifying the highest standards of performance in the Inland Empire, celebrate outstanding public relations tactics and programs.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Commissions Study to Identify County’s Demand Employment Sectors

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board conducted a study to identify the top demand sectors for employment in San Bernardino County. The results showed that manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction are the top five industries that will be seeking a skilled workforce in San Bernardino County to fill available jobs.

East End Job Fair Will Offer Hundreds of Great Jobs for San Bernardino Area Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At a time when good local jobs are in high demand, the Inland Empire East End Job Fair hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will offer local job seekers the chance to meet with dozens of employers and access hundreds of job opportunities.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Sandy Harmsen Appointed to Chair California Workforce Association

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Executive Director Sandy Harmsen was appointed to Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. The committee facilitates the direction and management of the Association.

New Employment Resource Center in Victorville Offers Central Location for Training, Placement and Career Services

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced it opened a new Employment Resource Center in Victorville. Moving from its former location in Hesperia, the new Employment Resource Center is now located at 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville.

County Residents Find Opportunities at 2012 Inland Empire West End Job Fair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept, 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At six o’clock in the morning, Sean Lunsford was the second person in line for the Inland Empire West End Job Fair hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board at the L.A./Ontario International Airport. A few hours later, he walked out with an appointment for a job interview.

Employers Save and Create Jobs through Process Improvement Program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board’s Process Improvement Program, with Deisell Consultants, LLC, has saved 1,709 jobs and allowed local employers to potentially create 215 new jobs.