Governor Jared Polis wants to make small businesses a priority of his administration and during a presentation to government leaders last week in Burgdorf, he spoke of the need to reduce barriers to those starting new businesses. The governor, who got his start founding several startups, discussed topics such asRead More →

ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, March 28, 2022 / — MichBio and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) enter into partnership to support more opportunity, investment and growth in the device industry Michigan Medical Services, an industry priority in the state and a vital part of MEDC’s efforts to enable upwardRead More →

The Ministry of Finance will adjust Thailand’s economic growth forecast for 2022 to focus on rising inflation and energy prices, starting next month. According to an unnamed Bangkok Post source, the ministry is concerned about the impact Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have on overseas arrivals this year. Earlier thisRead More →

The Wilton Library, in association with the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, proudly presents a 2022 Economic Forecast Meeting on Tuesday, April 5 (in-person) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Brubeck Room. The meeting will be led by Peter Denious, President and CEO of AdvanceCT, a private, not-for-profit economic development corporation, whichRead More →

Dmytro Lastovitch/iStock via Getty Images Preliminary data from the PMI survey showed only a modest impact of the war in Ukraine on current economic growth in the world’s largest developed economies in March. Headwinds from the invasion, soaring energy costs, a broader rise in cost pressures and ongoing supply chainRead More →

Last year, economists were talking about the Great Recovery. This year, innovation was the buzzword that fueled the conversation at the Chamber Alliance of Macomb County’s economic forecast on Friday at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. “We bounced back,” said Vicky Rowsinski, director of Macomb County Planning and EconomicRead More →

RALEIGH- There is a new source of funding for rural economic development, and the program is now accepting applications, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. The $48 million fund, known as the Rural Transformation Grant Fundis administered by the Rural Economic Development Division. “As we emerge from theRead More →

By Bob Twinomugisha Over the past two years, the pandemic has affected businesses nationally and globally. Governments in many developing countries have introduced severe containment measures, involving restrictions on economic activity and mobility, to curb the spread of COVID-19. In Uganda, public transport and non-essential businesses were closed during bothRead More →

Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 11, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping hasRead More →

Kochi: Kerala’s economic growth has declined sharply following the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s domestic product has shrunk by -9.2% in the financial year 2020-21, the economic review tabled in the Kerala legislature on Friday ahead of the presentation of the state budget shows. (State DomesticRead More →

Abbott hosted a fireside chat with Peter Rex, CEO of Rex, an investment and real estate firm, and Texas Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Robert Allen, in Austin on Friday to discuss the economy of the state. He said the state’s ability to recruit businesses from other states andRead More →

This week’s episode of Addressing Alaskans features the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2022 Economic Forecast Luncheon. AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp provides an update on how the Anchorage economy has evolved over the past year and presents the results of the jobs, housing and business reports . SPEAKERS: BillRead More →

Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark. Picture / File Government changes to responsible lending rules may not move the dial enough to make a difference for borrowers, say a group representing New Zealand banks. This morning Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark announced changes to the Credit AgreementsRead More →

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi said on Thursday that ongoing initiatives for women’s empowerment and financial inclusion through necessary legislation and structural changes will open new avenues for the country’s massive economic development. The President, addressing the launch ceremony of the Insaaf Watch portal, said Pakistan was at a magnificentRead More →

By Ismail Amla, Executive Vice President, Professional Services, NCR Corporation The benefits of financial inclusion are known and numerous. Households that lack access to bank accounts or relatively affordable mechanisms for receiving, paying, and spending money end up spending a significantly higher percentage of their income on cash-intensive financial options.Read More →

Annual Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast Meeting with featured expert Peter Denious. the Wilton Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Wilton Library Associationwill hold its “2022 Economic Foresight Meeting” in person this year, at the Brubeck Room of the Wilton Library on Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ThisRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2022 WASHINGTON DC– Today, the DC Policy Center announced the launch of the Alice M. Rivlin Initiative for Economic Policy and Competitiveness. The Rivlin Initiative will undertake in-depth research examining the competitiveness of the District of Columbia and explore policies that can make theRead More →

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 5, 2021 shows the sunrise scenery of Yangpu International Container Port in Yangpu Economic Development Zone, south China’s Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu) BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) — China pledged steady economic growth for this year in its government work report as national lawmakers and policyRead More →

The University of Hawaii’s Economic Research Organization is optimistic about the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with improving labor market conditions and the expected return of international visitors. (Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii) A University of Hawaii organization is optimistic about the state’s economic recovery from theRead More →

The macroeconomic environment has changed significantly since Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union budget and the RBI released its inflation forecast for the coming financial year. On Thursday, crude oil prices hovered around $120 a barrel for the first time in years. While prices moderated slightly thereafter, for theRead More →

Historically, hourly workers have been overlooked when it comes to advances in employee benefits and experience, but now is the time for employers to get creative. (Photo: Shutterstock) Hourly workers have borne the brunt of the economic challenges of COVID-19 and beyond. They were often the first to be laidRead More →

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s research park generated $137 million in total economic impact in Florida last year – a 50% increase over figures reported in 2019 – according to an independent study conducted by the Washington Economics Group, Inc. “By achieving a 50% increase in economic impacts in just three years,Read More →

For decades I have studied economic development, specifically urban redevelopment. I am intrigued by the return of communities. Various policies and approaches can revitalize large projects and neighborhoods. But often an ugly side of economic development is corruption. Recent federal and journalistic investigations into school construction in Connecticut demonstrate theRead More →