FEMA: Avoid Another Disaster…Beware of Fraud

 Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided. Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. […]

HUD and Census Bureau: Residential Construction Activity Report for June 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2019. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,220,000. This is 6.1 percent […]

EDA: Investment in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Made in Anahuac, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the city of Anahuac, Texas, to protect businesses from future floods by rebuilding a wastewater treatment plant that was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The investment, […]

EDA: $1.2 Million Invested to Stoke Post Disaster Business and Entrepreneurial Activity in Puerto Rico Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million grant to Operation Hope, Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, to provide up to 300 technical assistance workshops in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow and […]

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Support Growth in Floyd County, IN

 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Floyd County Commissioners of New Albany, Indiana, to make critical roadway infrastructure improvements needed to serve an industrial park that will support high-tech businesses. The EDA grant, […]

HUD: Secretary Carson Applauds the SEC’s Efforts to Encourage Main Street Investment in Opportunity Zones

SEC is also explaining how state and federal laws apply to Opportunity Zone fundraising U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today applauded the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent efforts to encourage Main Street capital investment in Opportunity Zones. In addition to providing guidance about participating in […]

EDA: $2.8 Million Invested to Protect Coral Springs, FL Corporate Park Area from Flooding

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.8 million grant to the city of Coral Springs, Florida, to make improvements to better manage storm water at the 442-acre Corporate Park business area. This EDA grant will be matched with […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Help Build a Tribally-Owned Manufacturing and Warehouse Facility in Michigan

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to help construct a new manufacturing and warehouse facility that will serve as the foundation […]

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Support Workforce Training Efforts in Illinois

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois, to support development of its new Workforce Sustainability Center. This EDA grant will be matched with nearly $6 million in state […]

ABA: Experts Selected to Judge Top Banks in Corporate Social Responsibility

Deadline for Community Commitment Award entries extended to July 19 ​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Foundation today is pleased to announce the list of national experts responsible for judging the banking industry’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The CCA program recognizes banks of all sizes and charters across the country for […]