February 17, 2016

The Recovery Act, Seven Years Later

Seven years ago, this country was in the grips of the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression.  As our housing and financial markets were in full retreat, President Obama and the Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, an economic stimulus package designed to keep America working and to stop […]

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August 27, 2015

EDA’s SC2 Economic Visioning Challenge

Cross Posted from the U.S. Economic Development Administration The Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Economic Visioning Challenge (EVC) is an innovative prize competition designed to engage diverse teams to help U.S. cities generate tailored economic development plans.

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February 18, 2014

HUD’s Recovery Act Programs

Five years ago, a little less than a month after taking office, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. At the time, the private sector had cut almost 4 million jobs and the country was experiencing the worst recession since the Great Depression. Thanks to President Obama’s bold action, the Recovery […]

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January 30, 2014

HUD and VA reach out to D.C. homeless community, Veterans

Cross posted from the Department of Veterans Affairs On Wednesday night, Jan. 29, hundreds of volunteers walked the streets of Washington, D.C., in search of the city’s homeless. The goal was to find and count as many of them as possible in order to get a snapshot – a “point-in-time” count – of the current […]

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December 6, 2013

NASA Helps Build Strong Cities and Communities

Cross posted from NASA.gov At NASA, we recognize that new space technologies and innovation are the underpinnings of all of our future missions and they feed directly into America’s economic well-being.  We also understand that for our nation to remain strong, our economy requires an advanced, globally competitive manufacturing community that invents and makes high-value-added […]

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