USACompetes.com – Your Resource for International Engagement

This webinar will demonstrate the newly revamped USA competes and highlight its resources for international engagement strategies.  USA Competes.com is the one-stop resource for state, regional, and local economic development organization (EDO) to develop an international engagement strategy and to be ready to compete in the global economy. International engagement includes the promotion of the sale […]

Incentives Roundtable: New Findings on Remote Worker Attraction Programs

As more people are able to work from – and live – anywhere, states and localities are increasingly offering incentives targeting remote workers. The move to remote and hybrid work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend, with dozens of new programs emerging in the last two years. Will these worker attraction […]

DEI and Manufacturing

Please join the American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, The Century Foundation, and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance for a 60-minute briefing and panel discussion on infusing diversity, equity and inclusion into the American manufacturing sector. Speakers: Introductions Michelle Burris, The Century Foundation Audra Ladd, Urban Manufacturing Alliance Matt Bogoshian, AMCC Panel Dr. Girard Melcanon, Former Vice-Chancellor of […]

Strengthening Connections Between States and Economic Development Districts

As pandemic recovery continues throughout the United States, there is a tremendous opportunity right now to better coordinate economic development planning efforts at the state and regional levels to drive prosperity and resilience. The NADO Research Foundation and Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) hosted a webinar highlighting how state economic development offices and regionally-based […]

International Trade as a Component of a State’s Economic Strategy

The recent supply chain challenges have spotlighted the central role that international trade plays in our state and local economies and the importance of developing a comprehensive international trade strategy. International trade is 12 percent of our nation’s gross domestic product and supports millions of good paying jobs. The State International Development Organizations (SIDO), the […]

How will new EDA Grant Funds Be Used: Identifying Priorities from Treasury Relief Spending

The COVID-19 public health crisis and resulting economic crisis have put state, local, and Tribal governments under unprecedented strain. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Treasury Department is providing needed $350 billion of relief to state, local, and Tribal governments to enable them to continue to support the public health response and lay […]