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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
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
Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places - Brookings
The 2016 election revealed a dramatic gap between two Americas—one based in large, diverse, thriving metropolitan regions; the other found in more homogeneous small towns and rural areas struggling under the weight of economic stagnation and social decline.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs 
november 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
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
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
US population disperses to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and “middle of the country” metros - Brookings
Newly released census data for the first seven years of this decade signal a resumption of the population dispersal that was put “on hold” for a good part of the post-Great Recession period. The Census Bureau’s annual county and metropolitan area estimates through 2017 reveal a revival of suburbanization and movement to rural areas along with Snow Belt-to-Sun Belt population shifts. In addition, the data show a new dispersal to large- and moderate-sized metro areas in the middle of the country—especially in the Northeast and Midwest. If these shifts continue, they could call into question the sharp clustering of the nation’s population—in large metropolitan areas and their cities—that characterized the first half of the 2010s.
demographics  Metros  suburbs  rural-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-418-top  workforce-availability 
march 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
Why America Needs A Nationalized 5G Network - WIRED
The solution to the country’s digital divide isn’t going to come from private-market competition, but rather from massive government mobilization. Just don’t call it “nationalization.”
rural-economy  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  public-private-partnerships  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Small cities and rural areas deserve revitalization - Slate
Everyone, including the president, thinks struggling Americans should just move to places like New York. They’re wrong.
this-week-411-top  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  rural-economy 
february 2018 by areadevelopment

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