Economic Development

Economic Development

Economic Development News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

Economic Development

Economic Development
Economic Development News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

News: Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

Mortgage and Finance News: (OSCEOLA, Iowa) At the beginning of the year, another call into the Clarke County Development Corporation's (CCDC) offices rang, telling Executive Director, Bill Trickey, the Osceola Building Incentive Program is still connecting with home builders and developers. Since its inception in early 2019, the lot program, originally referred to as the "Free Land Program," has resulted in more than a half dozen lots exchanged with developers and home builders in lieu of standard homeowner tax abatements.

News: ImpactAZ 2025 documents economic strides of statewide supplier-diversity accelerator

Mortgage and Finance News: (PHOENIX, Ariz.) Thinkzilla Consulting Group today announced that ImpactAZ 2025, a statewide supplier-diversity accelerator serving black and other minority business owners, has announced the results from its inaugural cohort. Thirty-five participants selected for the accelerator completed the program, with 75% attending all technical assistance programming.

News: RMA Hired by Wilton Manors for Real Estate / Market Analysis and Branding Strategy

Mortgage and Finance News: (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) The award-winning economic development firm, RMA ( is proud to announce they have been hired by the City of Wilton Manors for the WiltonNext project, a real estate / market analysis and branding strategy for the commercial corridors in the city.

News: Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs

Mortgage and Finance News: (GROTON, Conn.) Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week "Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp" on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank's financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC).

News: Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to test applications and build new use cases for 5G networks, securing Puerto Rico's future success.

News: RMA Presents Long-term Strategic Finance Action Plan for North Miami Beach

Mortgage and Finance News: (NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) RMA presented their combined 5-Year Strategic Finance Plan and Action Plan for the City of North Miami Beach to the CRA Board on Thursday, June 25. The award-winning consulting firm developed a clear and concise roadmap to prioritize and guide redevelopment in the CRA area. This plan was unanimously approved by the Board.

News: National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

Mortgage and Finance News: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) oday, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.

News: Bill Dehlinger joins RMA as Associate Broker

Mortgage and Finance News: (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) RMA is pleased to announce that real estate expert Bill Dehlinger has joined the team to lead the firm's real estate projects in Central Florida. Dehlinger, who is currently the Florida Vice President of Operations for the CCIM Institute in Florida, will be focusing on several major projects for city and private clients including Deltona and Winter Park.

News: Old Newsday Site Readies for Re-development into LEED-Certified Warehouse and Distribution Center

Mortgage and Finance News: (AMITYVILLE, N.Y.) Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, (AOF) a commercial, award-winning architectural firm, announces it's working with Hartz Mountain Industries to re-develop the old, vacated Newsday site. The project will include the design and development of two buildings that will be designated for industrial use.

News: Arizona Department of Housing Congratulates the Recipients of the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards

Mortgage and Finance News: (PHOENIX, Ariz.) Arizona Department of Housing presented the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards at a recognition ceremony in Scottsdale on August 21. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Arizona Housing Forum; the premier industry event for housing and community development professionals in the state.

News: RMA and CJF Marketing International Introduce ‘Investment Tourism’ Platform

Mortgage and Finance News: (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) To celebrate Travel and Tourism Week and Economic Development Week coinciding in 2019, the principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International are introducing their new platform, "Investment Tourism."

News: Free Land Incentives Hope to Spur on Spring New Home Construction

Mortgage and Finance News: (OSCEOLA, Iowa) Spring is finally here and with it comes the start of the building season. As part of an ongoing housing development initiative, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with the city of Osceola to offer home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects.

News: iFOS Managing Consultants Awarded Multi-Year Financial Review Management and Resolution Program Blanket Purchase (BPA) Agreement

Mortgage and Finance News: (COLUMBIA, Md.) Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS) received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide Financial Review Management and Resolution Professional Services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Agency.

News: Coalition for Responsible Community Development Expands Executive Leadership Team

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.

Unity National Bank (PRK) Pledges $100K Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium in Ohio

Mortgage and Finance News: (TIPP CITY, Ohio) The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.