State Economic Development Bulletin – August 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Exclusive * How State Economic Development Agencies are Helping Companies Develop Talent (CREC) Businesses have been clamoring for talent for the past several decades. Though sustained low unemployment rates make the issue more apparent, the talent shortage that companies are reporting likely reflects structural demographic, organizational and technological changes as […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – July 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Testifies at IRS Hearing on Opportunity Zones * Mark Troppe testified on behalf of the SEDE Network at an IRS hearing on Opportunity Zones held on July 9, 2019. This second public hearing for the second round of Opportunity Zone proposed regulations showed that the program’s staunchest advocates are still […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – June 2019

Latest News * SEDE Members Meet to Plan Providence RI Convening * A group of over 20 SEDE Network members met for a working lunch in Washington, DC to discuss critical issues of importance to state economic development executives and to plan the agenda for our Sept. 8-9 meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in conjunction […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – May 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Exclusive * State Approaches to Developing Rural Economies (CREC and Entreworks). Rural America faces unique challenges in building thriving economies – stemming primarily from geographic remoteness which makes routine economic interactions more difficult and costly for businesses. This is borne out by indicators that show declining population, limited employment opportunities, […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – April 2019

Latest News Treasury Releases Second Tranche of Proposed Regulations for Opportunity Zones (CDFA) The Department of the Treasury just released its second round of proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones. These rules are designed to make compliance easier for opportunity fund investors. State Economic Performance The Geography of Prosperity Measured (Brookings). The Hamilton Project (THP) is […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – March 2019

Latest News President Releases 2020 Budget Proposal (Washington Post). The President recently released his 2020 budget proposal. The budget proposal calls for the elimination of the EDA, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, the CDBG Program, as well as significant funding cuts for HUD, EPA, DOT, and USDA. While many of the cuts are unlikely to […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – February 2019

Latest News *SEDE Network Members Testify at IRS Opportunity Zone Hearing * Opportunity Zone Experts Voice Concerns over Program’s Rules, Suggest Fixes in IRS Hearing The Internal Revenue Service sought feedback in creating the regulations at a five-hour hearing on February 14, during which over two dozen stakeholders highlighted concerns they have with the rules […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – January 2019

Latest News State Economic Performance Balance of Payments Dashboard Details Funding Flow between States and Federal Government (Rockefeller Institute) The Rockefeller Institute of Government has released its second annual report analyzing the distribution of federal budget receipts and expenditures across the United States, providing policymakers and the public with vital information about the redistribution of […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – December 2018

Latest News State Economic Performance Total State Spending Exceeds Record $2 Trillion in Fiscal 2018 (National Association of State Budget Officers). A report released by NASBO found that state governments will spend more than a combined $2 trillion this fiscal year – a new high – led by spending on transportation infrastructure, education and entitlement […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – November 2018

Latest News State Economic Performance Opportunity Atlas Provides Resource for Place-Based Interventions (US Census and Opportunity Insights). The new Opportunity Atlas released by Opportunity Insights, with assistance from the U.S. Census Bureau, finds that the economic mobility of Americans is tied to the neighborhoods in which they live. The data reveals that opportunities for upward mobility […]