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JUNE, 2017

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Wolverine State Approved Developer Tax Agreement

Michigan developers now can collect some of the taxes generated by businesses on brownfield sites upon which they're building. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in June that would allow developers to receive up to 50 percent of taxes for up to 20 years to help recuperate the cost of building on the site.

Florida Measure Adds Flexibility to Dry Cleaner, Petroleum Site Cleanups

Innovative Florida environmental site cleanup and Brownfield programs received a boost as the 2017 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded.

EPA Steps Up With Funds for Green Bay Multi-Use Property

Green Bay, Wis. redevelopment efforts are getting a big boost with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Taunton, Mass. Poised to Move Cleanup Needle Forward

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in June selected the City of Taunton, Mass. to receive Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund supplemental funding. The additional half a million-dollar support will help the city continue its work cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties.


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Transportation for America—Grant Sparks Winning Trans Projects

T4America received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support ongoing work to help transportation professionals learn how to engage with artists and design better transportation projects that better reflect and serve local communities.

Bluefield, West Va.: Helping New and Small Businesses Get Digital

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, EPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission have teamed up with Smart Growth America, to deliver what’s dubbed “Cool & Connected” technical assistance. 

Minneapolis Vision Eyes Streets with Fewer Cars

Minneapolis’ network of bike lanes is growing—and not just on side streets. Many popular commercial corridors, including Hennepin Avenue in Uptown, will eventually cede part of the roadway to designated lanes for bicycles.    

Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement

What is the relationship between economic development and human displacement—or homelessness? How, if at all, does one interact with the other? I've researched the subject (lightly) and while it isn't…


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Brownfield Foreign Investment In Peril

Growing foreign investment in U.S. brownfields redevelopment projects may drop dramatically with the end of a decades-old green card program.

Recasting A Steel Town--Weirton, West Va.

Weirton, West Va. hopes to use its steel manufacturing heritage to attract new investments to the community. For much of the 20th century, the Weirton Steel Corporation served as the backbone of the city’s economy , attracting a wide range of European immigrants in search of well-paying jobs and a bustling community. 

Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'

Despite the cloud of uncertainty around federal funding, there's a mood pervading that mostly consists of "carry on regardless." At the recent Eighth Annual Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop, organized by…

EPA Funding to Revitalize Wilmington, Del. Brownfields

EPA in April awarded a grant to the City of Wilmington, Delaware to assist with area-wide planning for cleanup, redevelopment and productive reuse of former industrial properties in the City.


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