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Kentucky bourbon: How spirits industries impact the economy - Courier-Journal
In the past decade, Kentucky's distilling industry has added more than 10,000 new jobs, opened more than 40 new distilleries and increased its annual economic output by more than $3 billion — making it the nation's top player in alcohol production and employment, according to a new economic report.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  beverage-industry  bourbon  jobs  economic-development  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  this-week-448-new 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
IRS: Welcome Back, Opportunity Zones Need Your Attention - Forbes
14,000 unpaid IRS workers decided not to show up to work last week, due to the prolonged government shutdown, according to the Washington Post. Now that the government has reopened temporarily, the IRS’s timely focus on Opportunity Zones will be critical if the program is to become the boon for investors and low-income communities that many have anticipated.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  opportunity-zones  real-estate  economic-development  site-selection  rural-economy  rural-economic-development 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why there’s no bringing coal back - Brookings
uring his campaign, President Trump promised to bring coal back. But is that even possible? In a new paper, Howard Gruenspecht, senior energy economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, says that the answer is almost certainly “no.”
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  coal  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  jobs 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Farmers Fear Lucrative Japanese Exports Will Wither - WSJ
Two new trade pacts will soon cut Japanese tariffs and ease quotas on products sold by some of American agriculture’s biggest competitors.
Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-processing  food-industry  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  business-globalization  Japan 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy - The New York Times
There are 60 million people, almost one in five Americans, living on farms, in hamlets and in small towns across the landscape. For the last quarter century the story of these places has been one of relentless economic decline.
Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs  agriculture  agribusiness  this-week-445-top 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
The rural broadband divide: An urgent national problem that we can solve - Microsoft on the Issues
While it’s a service that is as critical as a phone or electricity, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband is unavailable to roughly 25 million Americans, more than 19 million of which live in rural communities. That’s roughly the population of New York state.
rural-economic-development  broadband  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-444 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump to Steer More Money to ‘Opportunity Zones’ - The New York Times
President Trump will direct federal agencies on Wednesday to steer spending toward certain distressed communities across the country — part of his administration’s push to turn a tax break included in last year’s $1.5 trillion tax package into a broader effort to combat poverty and geographic inequality.
this-week-444-top  Around-the-web  Matt  government-policy  trump  economic-development  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  distressed-communities  oppportunity-zones 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas - The New York Times
The Treasury Department is poised to outline new rules stemming from the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul last year that are aimed at giving investors confidence to pour billions of dollars into distressed economic areas across the United States.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  opportunity-zones  sfp-insider-11-30-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Rural broadband: It's complicated - American Enterprise Institute
Driving between Indianapolis and other parts of the state, one inevitably passes through many small towns and speeds by even more isolated farmhouses, some of which are among the last to enjoy high-speed internet access. Because of the lack of population density, building networks in these geographies is expensive, and sometimes prohibitive.
rural-economic-development  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Brain Gain: Professionals Find Niche in Rural Upper Midwest - Daily Yonder
Winchester looked at Census data to show that the so-called rural “brain drain” popularized in the 2009 book “Hollowing Out the Middle” is being countered by “brain gain.” Rural communities may be losing high school graduates, but they’re gaining residents with more skills and education, according to studies in Minnesota and Nebraska. In Minnesota, Winchester found that most rural Minnesota counties have gained 30- to 49-year-olds, early- to mid-career Minnesotans with significant resources and connections. 
workforce-mobility  diaspora  leading-locations  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  minnesota  wisconsin  Around-the-web  brain-drain  brain-gain  midwest  regional-reports  this-week-427-top  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Automation is hitting small US businesses, and (surprise!) it’s not all bad - MIT Technology Review
Automation is bringing change to businesses large and small. We sat down with Liz Reynolds, executive director of MIT’s Work of the Future task force, to see how her research brings her in touch with small companies in the US that are already feeling the impact of robotics and AI.
automation  advanced-manufacturing  small-business  AI  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-427  workforce-mobility  rural-economic-development 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs - GOVERNING
Publicly owned internet networks are giving some rural regions an advantage over even the techiest big cities.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-421 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee - Focusing on Rural Development - Area Development
Realizing the need to stimulate growth in rural areas, state legislators, educators, and other stakeholders came together to pass legislation, certify sites, and increase broadband access among other measures aimed at attracting business and tourism.
area-development-features  Matt  Location-notebook  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  manufacturing  broadband  certified-sites 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Reconnecting the rural: Autonomous driving - Roland Berger
The current debate around autonomous driving tends to focus on its potential impact in cities. We think that the perspective should be broader: Self-driving vehicles could be the key to reconnecting the countryside, part of the mobility solution for people living in rural areas.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-416 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Gov. Roy Cooper unveils rural NC economic development initiative - News & Observer
Gov. Roy Cooper says not enough is being done to help rural N.C. counties build roads, expand high-speed internet, train people in job skills and find other ways to improve the economy. So he has launched an initiative to make that happen much faster.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development 
february 2018 by areadevelopment

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