Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grant Recipients

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The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has awarded $350,000 in grants for nine projects. The projects chosen for funding will rely upon partnerships between arts, economic development and government organizations in order to promote the arts and economic growth in Kansas.

Kansas City board OKs $1.6 billion TIF for $4.3 billion redevelopment project

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Kansas City’s Tax Increment Financing Commission voted unanimously to forward the Bannister & I-435 TIF Plan to the Kansas City Council for approval.

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FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

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Google's reception area in Bakery Square in the Steel City. tech hubs, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York City and other areas certainly come to mind. Pittsburgh, PA is a Top-ranked Tech City. Greater Kansas City: Silicon Prairie. We’ve found this in Kansas City.

Missouri Lays Foundation for 'Road to Tomorrow'

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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) will open a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 70, from Kansas City to St. Louis, to private industry for use as a “laboratory” for construction of future generations of highways. Technology

State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

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Major market centers in the region include: Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, New Orleans and St. Arkansas’s railroad infrastructure includes three Class I systems: Union Pacific, BNSF Railway, and Kansas City Southern Railway.

Race to a Smart Future

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As reported last month on BF.com, seven finalist cities have been chosen for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. DOT has pledged up to $40 million to the winning city, which will become the first U.S. May the best city win! cities within 10 years?

Job Order Contracting – Audit Results

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Job Order Contract Audit – City of Tampa JOC Audit – 2010. SFPUC also inappropriately approved 5 task orders for federally funded projects, which occurred because federal regulations contradict the expectations of the SFPUC’s commission for JOCs.

Job Order Contracting – Audit Results

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Job Order Contract Audit – City of Tampa JOC Audit – 2010. SFPUC also inappropriately approved 5 task orders for federally funded projects, which occurred because federal regulations contradict the expectations of the SFPUC’s commission for JOCs.

BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

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On January 22, representatives from businesses, utilities, nonprofit, and city and county government attended a meeting of the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission to get an update on the tornado recovery efforts. Major metros such as Dallas, Kansas City, St.

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Fifth Avenue: A Top 10 Great Street For 2012

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With its vibrant, bustling street life, historic and unique architecture and innovative planning,” New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden said, “Fifth Avenue exemplifies what makes New York a great city.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

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Additionally in 2014, the City of Frankfort already has announced the location of two food processing companies to the City. In fact, the City of Frankfort recently announced that its focus is to continue to be a “strong food manufacturing leader,” according to Mayor Chris McBarnes.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

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The Norfolk Southern’s Decatur rail yard is one of the nation’s largest, helping support Decatur’s status as one of the leading global trade cities. El Paso International Airport is served by five commercial carriers with nonstop service to 18 cities.

Fifth Avenue: A Top 10 Great Street For 2012

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With its vibrant, bustling street life, historic and unique architecture and innovative planning,” New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden said, “Fifth Avenue exemplifies what makes New York a great city.

Architecture Employment on the Rise

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For Tsoi/Kobus, which historically focused on colleges, commissions are now coming from the medical industry, such as a new research facility for Vertex Pharmaceuticals to be built near Boston Harbor. Crawford Architects’ Kansas City office hired two new architects in the last six months, bringing its head count to 15, though that’s still below its 23-employee peak, says firm principal Stacey Jones. Government commissions are another silver lining.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

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In addition, Brunswick County is one of the localities that receive economic development support from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. Rail: An extensive rail network makes its way through Southwest Louisiana with Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern servicing the area.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

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Its facility includes the City Docks—located 34 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel, which is 40 feet deep and 400 feet wide. Rail service is provided by Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, Santa Fe and Kansas City Southern.

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

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Pauken is the chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission. This industry was enhanced due to the availability of rail transportation through the city, and the original highway intersection right in the heart of Waxahachie’s central business district. By Dominique Cantelme.

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State by State Incentives Guide

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Appalachian Regional Commission and Delta Regional Authority Grants: Federal-state partnerships that work with the people of 37 Appalachian counties in Alabama and the Mississippi Delta region’s twenty Alabama counties to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. Applicants must meet the same qualification criteria as Advantage Arkansas and must be approved by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

STATE INCENTIVES GUIDE

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BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT TAX ABATEMENTS: Gives cities and counties the ability to abate the following: Non-educational city and county sales & use taxes; Non-educational state, city and county property taxes—up to 20 years; Mortgage and recording taxes.