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January 2017

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Economic Development News and Views

January 26, 2017



Information you can use:

SBA Offers Cybersecurity Training: Prepare your business in case of a cybersecurity breach. Start with this 30 minute online training course in the SBA Learning Center. Then check out the top 10 cybersecurity tips, top tools and resources, and a social media cyber-vandalism toolkit on the SBA website’s cybersecurity page.


Content Creation on a Shoestring Budget:  You can easily create social media content yourself.


Communicating with the Five Generations in your Workplace:  Prevent frustration by evaluating the method you use to distribute information; each has varying degrees of effectiveness with different generations.


Economic Development News:

Food & Agriculture Finance Update:  A free, monthly newsletter featuring news, resources, case studies and event information focused on the food and agriculture finance industry. Subscribe today.

 State Technology and Science Index: This bi-annual index by the Milken Institute tracks and evaluates every state's tech and science capabilities and their success at converting these assets into companies and high-paying jobs.


Economic Opportunity: 

Census Business Builder: A suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data tailored to help you start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region.


State Workforce and Economic Development: Opportunities for Collaboration. A new publication by the Urban Institute examining how workforce development and economic development can collaborate.


Do you have any major data, policy information how-to-do needs?  If you do, please contact WEDI, maybe we can help.

Visit for your current economic development marketing data needs. 

The Fourteen State Business Cost Comparison”, “Fact Sheets” and Small Business Development “Tool Box” have been updated to 2016.


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