Archives for October 2012

Food Agro Processing Center – Mayaguez, PR

The Western Puerto Rico Food and Agro Processing Center (FAPC) began operations in March of 2012 after a site acquisition and renovation by the grantee, Brightwood Development Corporation. The food hub has received significant attention, including its being featured in the first ... [Continue Reading]

PPL Partnership Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The Environmental Services Board of Hennepin County, Minnesota announced its renewed partnership with PPL Industries' Second Chance Mattress Recycling program. The board issued a press release in October of 2012: October 17, 2012 — The board has renewed a partnership with ... [Continue Reading]

Green Exchange – Chicago

News: Green Exchange Wins Outstanding Neighborhood Real Estate Award Green Exchange of Chicago has become a hub for the Midwestern "green economy." EDAC client, North Branch Works (previously known as the Local Economic and Employment Development Council- LEED), leveraged ... [Continue Reading]

Neighborhood Beautification and Social Enterprise – CRCD

Launched in 2010 as a job-creation engine, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development's social enterprise, CRCD Enterprises, provides "neighborhood beautification" services to the City of Los Angeles. CRCD Enterprises employs at-risk young adults from South Los Angeles ... [Continue Reading]

Midtown Global Market Tops “Best Of” List

Contained within the Midtown Global Market is a veritable flavor wonderland. A melting pot of ethnic restaurants and small businesses allow for a quick cultural tour. Foodwise, you'll find a wealth of options -- everything from tacos (traditional and fusion) to camel burgers, ... [Continue Reading]

Rethinking National Economic Development Policy

Sections/excerpts from EDAC's “Rethinking National Economic Development Policy” (Bennett Harrison and Marcus Weiss, co-principal investigators). Edward W. Hill, Bennett Harrison and Marcus S. Weiss. "Executive Summary." Richard McGahey. "Economic Development, Devolution, ... [Continue Reading]

Hill District Shop ‘n Save

The Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA  has been without a grocery store for over 30 years and has been designated by local government as  a “food desert”.  The CED funding  will complete the financing for the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. building where the major ... [Continue Reading]