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‘Ghosts of EDA Loans Past’ come back to haunt county supervisors

The most interesting part of Tuesday evening’s Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting was likely behind closed doors after the board adjourned to Closed/Executive Session for a legal-based answer to North River Supervisor Delores Oates question as to what benefit to the County and its taxpayers there was in approval of a Resolution admitting a “moral obligation” to continue to pay the debt service on bank loans made by the EDA during its developing financial scandal, circa 2016 or so. There was one of three loans at issue of particular interest – the $10-million-dollar loan to Truc “Curt” Tran’s ITFederal company poised to jumpstart commercial redevelopment at the 149-acre portion of the former Avtex Superfund site known as the Royal Phoenix Business Park.
WARREN COUNTY, VA
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royalexaminer.com

EDA gets McDonald company property as part of settlement agreement

On Wednesday, October 20, Warren County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors Chairman Jeff Browne verified the EDA’s acquisition of the 41-acre “Happy Creek Road” parcel owned by former EDA Executive Director Jennifer McDonald’s Moveon8 real estate LLC. Acquisition of the undeveloped property assessed at just over a million dollars according to county court records is part of the $9-million-dollar no-fault settlement agreement reached between the EDA, McDonald, and the Harrisonburg Bankruptcy Court handling McDonald’s 2020 bankruptcy filing. The EDA will now be able to market the property as a developable EDA asset. It is located near the intersection of Happy Creek Road and Leach Run Parkway.
WARREN COUNTY, VA
impact601.com

Economic Development Authority of Jones County and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce holds 37th meeting, MSU coaching legend Ron Polk headlines as guest speaker

The 37th annual meeting of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce was held at The Gables on Wednesday. “Ladies and gentlemen, Jones County is open for business,” said EDA Chairman Jason Hoffman at the lunch banquet. “In the coming weeks, we will travel to Jackson and meet with our State Economic and Development team. We will represent Jones County and let them know that we want to be on the top of their list for potential site candidates for [incoming businesses].
JONES COUNTY, MS
Riverside Press Enterprise

Horse racing notes: Breeders’ Cup pre-entries to be revealed Wednesday

• $70,000 Lure Stakes, 3-year-olds and up, 1 mile (turf) • $75,000 Anoakia Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs. • Thomas J. Rooney, a former U.S. congressman from Florida, has been named to succeed Alex Waldrop as president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Waldrop is retiring at the end of the year. Rooney is an owner and breeder and has been part of his family’s Shamrock Farm in Maryland, which was founded by his grandfather, Art Rooney Sr. The Rooney family has been the majority owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1933.
SPORTS
talkbusiness.net

Wynne receives $2 million for rail spur facility

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Wynne to construct a new industrial rail spur facility to support local manufacturers. The EDA grant, to be matched with $500,000 in local funds, is expected to create 200 jobs.
WYNNE, AR
KWCH.com

Wichita State University awarded $2 million to support aviation research center

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A new federal grant to Wichita State University is expected to create nearly 100 new jobs. The Department of Commerce announced Thursday that Wichita State would receive a $2 million grant from the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to purchase tools and supplies to support the new Flight Test Research Center and a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul facility for the National Institute for Aviation Research.
WICHITA, KS
kfdi.com

WSU Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Aviation Research Center

Wichita State University received a $2 million federal grant from The Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to purchase tools and supplies to support the new Flight Test Research Center as well as a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Facility for the National Institute for Aviation Research. The EDA project...
WICHITA, KS
Gamasutra

From start to finish: Bringing characters to life in OPUS: Echo of Starsong

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [Translated by Sam]. Hey there, this is Parrot. I’m the lead artist at SIGONO. Today I’d like to...
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dearborn.org

Governor Whitmer Celebrates Michigan Winning Economic Development Award

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the State of Michigan winning a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The funds will flow into the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), where they can be deployed to tackle a wide range of economic challenges faced by communities, from infrastructure, job training, small business support, and more.
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McKee Administration Receives $1M Planning Grant From Raimondo’s U.S. Commerce Department

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration’s $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President’s Build Back Better Agenda. These are the first EDA American Rescue Plan grants announced.
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Rhode Island Receives $1M Planning Grant

McKee Administration Receives $1M Planning Grant from U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. Providence, RI (STL.News) Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration’s $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President’s Build Back Better Agenda. These are the first EDA American Rescue Plan grants announced.
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