Quarterly Economic Snapshot: Strategic Consideration of Development Fees in Economic Development

In partnership with Economics & Planning Systems, the California Academy for Economic Development has released the latest quarterly economic report. You can read the economic snapshot to learn about the effect of Development Impact Fees (DIFs) and some possible solutions for reducing DIFs or augmenting funding for infrastructure and facilities. Read Snapshot here

2019-11-12T08:21:02+00:00November 12th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

DOT Launches Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative

*Provided by U.S. Department of Transportation "Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is an initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. Specifically, rural transportation infrastructure’s unique challenges need to be considered in order to meet our Nation’s priority transportation goals of safety and economic competitiveness."   For more information, click here

2019-10-17T09:37:46+00:00October 17th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Check out the Latest ARP Network Notes from USDA

*Provided by the USDA The ARP Network enlists the help of partners to spark economic development, entrepreneurship and community development. USDA ARS founded the ARP Network to expand the impact of ARS research and provide resources to help companies grow. By combining ARS research expertise with complementary capabilities and talents of partnering organizations, the ARP [...]

2019-10-07T16:50:16+00:00October 7th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Opportunity Zones Aren’t a Gimmick—They’re a Legitimate Investment Option

*Provided by Fortune.com "Among the many benefits, the initiative allows investors to defer tax on capital gains by investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF), vehicles organized specifically for injecting money into designated Opportunity Zones. Additionally, the longer an investment is held in a QOF, the lower the capital gains tax liability. Through step-up of basis [...]

2019-10-07T16:42:35+00:00October 7th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Learn More About USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant Program

Provided by USDA Rural Development "Helping our nation’s agricultural producers remain strong, vibrant businesses is an important goal of USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant program. The VAPG program is open to agricultural producers, producer groups and co-ops looking to generate new products, and create and expand marketing opportunities while increasing producer income and customer base. VAPG [...]

2019-09-04T15:18:38+00:00September 4th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|