economic development

For broadband, states look to federal relief funding

by • 12 months ago

It's become a truism that broadband is an essential life tool, but states still face challenges in closing the digital divide.

Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation

by • 2 years ago

Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.

Georgia Innovates Taskforce kicks off search for meaningful ideas

by • 2 years ago

Led by Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, a group of business, technology and education leaders convened for the group's first meeting this week.

IT is key industry in Illinois Gov. Pritzker's five-year economic plan

by • 3 years ago

Illinois' new economic development plan promotes IT as a crucial industry to spread statewide, especially in rural areas.

In Sacramento, civic technology guides progress

by • 3 years ago

The city's chief innovation officer says civic tech undergirds a vast array of economic development and strategic initiatives in the state capital.

Underserved communities triaged in CivStart accelerator's first cohort

by • 3 years ago

Ten startups will enter a 24-month program to develop solutions aimed at improving quality of life, public safety and public health for underserved communities.

New York City launches urban tech community program

by • 3 years ago

"The Grid" is aimed at connecting players in New York's burgeoning urban-tech industry.

Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents

by • 3 years ago

An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy revives science and technology commission, adds innovation to the name

by • 4 years ago

The economic development body was created in 1985, but was defunded by Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.