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Now Is the Time to Look at Opportunity Zones

Now Is the Time to Look at Opportunity Zones

March 6, 2019 by Sam Alcorn
Category: Strategies and Programs

This post describes Opportunity Zones, how the zones work, what municipalities are doing to attract investment, and how to make sure investment is in the community’s best interest.

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Top Picks: Citizen Engagement Tools, Impacts of Shrinking Retail, Telecommuting Update

Top Picks: Citizen Engagement Tools, Impacts of Shrinking Retail, Telecommuting Update

July 14, 2017 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Strategies and Programs , Public Participation , Planning

Policy consultant Byron Katsuyama identifies some of the emerging issues and innovations that local government leaders should be aware of.

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A New Economic Development Strategy for Clallam County

A New Economic Development Strategy for Clallam County

September 11, 2015 by Jim McEntire
Category: Strategies and Programs , Council-Commission Advisor

Docks at Sekiu, courtesy of J. Stephen Conn.

Clallam County seems to be emerging (somewhat) from the dark woods of the Great Recession … but it is really a mixed picture. As our economic outlook has begun to brighten over the past year a big, and ongoing, conversa...

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Made in Washington: Encouraging Local Industries

Made in Washington: Encouraging Local Industries

March 10, 2014 by Carol Tobin
Category: Strategies and Programs

Contrary to popular opinion, the U.S. is still the top manufacturing nation in the world. And there is renewed interest here in local industries, driven by the rising...

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Economic Development - Illegal in Washington State?

Economic Development - Illegal in Washington State?

May 4, 2012 by Tracy Burrows
Category: Strategies and Programs

Recently, I was meeting with a new city official who had just moved to Washington from Florida. He’d had a successful track record in attracting major businesses...

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