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Brunswick Forest Groundbreaking for several restaurants and community facilities in the Brunswick Forest Commercial Park that currently features a grocery, pharmacy, coffee shop and restaurants. Leland is one of the communities in North Carolina.
The SBA sponsored a Financing Your Business program at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in late April that featured preferred SBA lenders. There are advantages and disadvantages with SBA loans. SBA loans can be an option when a traditional bank loan is not available.
Photo: A preferred lender representative answers questions from the audience.
As development expands into suburban and rural areas there is a concern about traffic and even availability and cost of public utilities. Meetings are held to discuss specific plans that were based on master plans completed before they moved to their condo, apartment or single family housing development. Homeowners association were created that do not always reflect the opinion or interest of the resident. Community and economic development suffers because of the lack of communication.
Innovation in government can lead to economic and workforce development collaboration..
The IDB Project is funded by a grant from the State of Ohio’s Local Government Innovation Fund Grant (LGIF) Program, which was given to Sourcing Office, a statewide council of governments based in Cleveland, Ohio, to pilot test the IDB approach in Butler County, Ohio. The Butler County Port Authority and Butler County Government played a significant role in organizing local support for the project.
The overall purpose of the project is to study the feasibility of the integrated development budget as a future tool to strengthen financing of economic and community development projects. The IDB approach is designed to provide a fuller accounting of all public investments in economic and community development in terms of organizational operating budgets, economic development incentives, and development-related infrastructure and services, and develop new integrated strategies that increase the return on investment (ROI) for Butler County and its communities.
One of the keys to successful economic development is managing what you have and building for the future simultaneously. Many communities have a focus on the future and develop extensive plans while others have plans that are rarely updated or reviewed. Create a strategy in your planning and then apply it by managing your assets and marketing those assets for the future.