JREDC's Five Year Regional Plan: A New, Unified Brand is Unveiled
30 Nov 2022
The leadership of Jacksonville, Illinois, knows that community and economic development go hand-in-hand to ensure a region’s success. To present a unified voice, five Jacksonville-related organizations unveiled an all-new brand identity that aligns the groups to provide a consolidated approach to promote the city as a top choice to visit, work and live.
Four Strategic Steps Economic Development Organizations Can Take to Bolster Workforce DevelopmentNov 28 2022
Employers across the U.S. have been facing extreme workforce challenges. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total non-farm employment continued to grow, adding 261,000 jobs in October. This ongoing imbalance between labor demand and supply means that there are 10.7 million jobs still available, but only 5.7...
MASON CITY, Iowa — The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted Venture School Launch Day on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The Fall 2022 Venture School cohort competed in person after attending classes virtually for 7 weeks of training, customer discovery, and developing their business model alongside local entrepreneur coaches. A panel of local...
Small Business Saturday in Winn-Worth Counties: Supporting the dreams of the local communityNov 18 2022
What is Small Business Saturday all about? The idea for this special day is to encourage people to shop small during the post-Thanksgiving weekend and support their local economies. It has become a holiday shopping tradition dedicated to helping all kinds of businesses — from the corner store to...