SSBCI 2.0’s Implementation across States and Other Jurisdictions

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Introduction With the passage of the American Rescue Plan in 2021, Congress reauthorized the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI 2.0) with an allocation of $10 billion to improve access to capital for underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) administers the program and oversaw a first round (SSBCI 1.0) from 2010 and […]

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C2ER Quarterly – 2023 Summer Edition ☀️

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  2023 – Summer Edition In This Issue: Letter from the C2ER Chair on Professional Development Step Into the Incentives Spotlight C2ER Partners With FRED on Data Practitioner Digital Badge Program Set Sail for Norfolk, VA in 2024 for the C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference LEARN Message from Angela Ladetto, C2ER Chair Dear C2ER members, For […]

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The Importance of Agribusiness in the United States

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Almost 18% of the country’s economy and 30% of American jobs are directly or indirectly tied to food and agriculture, making the agribusiness industry a cornerstone of the American economy.[1] Although the primary output of the industry is livestock and crops, there is so much more that the industry offers including the support of livelihood […]

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Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute July 13, 2023

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July 13, 2023 Feature Discover Essential Skills for Community and Economic Development Researchers Agenda Are you interested in becoming a community and economic development researcher? Look no further! On September 13-15, we will be offering a course designed to equip researchers with the knowledge and tools necessary to support state and regional economic development strategies. […]

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Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute June 15, 2023

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  June 15, 2023 Announcement Fall into learning!  C2er and LMI Institute Announce Two New Fall Training Classes – Registration Opens Next Week! Agenda Foundations of Economic Development Research September 13 – 15, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA This 2.5-day course provides novice community and economic development researchers an introduction to data sources, tools, and research methods […]

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Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute April 20, 2023

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April 20th, 2023 Announcement Virtual Training: Introduction to Python for Workforce and Economic Developers Learn the most powerful programming language to serve all your big data needs. C2ER’s Introduction to Python course will provide attendees with a crash course from data cleaning, organizing, and visualization. Code will be shared with users after class to make […]

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