Tag: Economic Development

Economic development strategy focuses on workforce development, resiliency

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Workforce development will continue to be one of the four themes in the newly-adopted 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the regional economic development plan developed by the Capital Area Economic Development District board (CAEDD) to guide project development and

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Hargrove brings years of community development experience

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CAPCOG hired Shelly Hargrove to lead its Community and Economic Development (CED) Division in December; her more than 22 years of experience with community development including a focus on downtown development will be an asset for the region. “I am

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EDA awards Marble Falls $2.5 M grant, CAPCOG gets COVID-19 recovery funding

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Marble Falls a $2.5 million grant for the design and engineering of a new waste-water plant. CAPCOG assisted the city in obtaining the funding through EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program for disaster relief

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CAPCOG dashboard measures COVID-19’s economic impacts

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The CAPCOG Community and Economic Development Division has developed a regional data dashboard to assist communities in making informed decisions and preparing for economic recovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also collaborated with Travis County, Austin and other partners

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2020-25 Capital Area regional economic plan takes shape

CAPCOG, in its capacity as the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD), is developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) required by the Economic Development Administration. The CEDS is a five-year, regional economic plan. During the past few months, a

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Communities take home $5.2 million in TxDOT grants

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The Texas Transportation Commission announced in late January that Dripping Springs, Elgin, Granger, and Smithville would receive $5.2 million to complete six sidewalk projects using funds from the Safe Routes to School and Non-Urban/Small Urban Transportation Alternative Set-Aside programs. Grant

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EDA disaster grants still available for Llano, Burnet, Travis counties

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Under the FEMA Disaster Declaration 4416, local jurisdictions in Burnet, Llano and Travis counties working on economic development are eligible to apply for the $30 million still available through EDA-Disaster Recovery funding. Projects have to add or retain full-time jobs

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