Economic Development

Larry Kosmont’s Land Use & Development Playbook for Value-Capture & Creating Currency for Local Community Development

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Larry Kosmont

VX News interviewed Larry Kosmont on what cities need to do to meet escalating state requirements; add housing density; fix their regional shopping centers; replace sales tax; pay for constituent services; plan for the future; and capture for the public's benefit the value created by today’s economic restructuring.

The Milken Institute’s Matt Horton on Reigniting California’s Innovation Economy

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Matt Horton

Facing significant revenue shortfalls at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California legislators in June 2020 paused the state's R&D and other business tax credits.

Respected CA Cleantech Leader Sen. Hertzberg Enters Race for LA County Bd. of Supervisors #3

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Bob Hertzberg

With respected cleantech leader and California Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg announcing his campaign for LA County Supervisor, District 3, VX News shares the below announcement and impressive list of endorsements from a large and diverse coalition of local and regional leaders in support of Hertzberg's candidacy.

LAEDC’s Stephen Cheung on LA’s “Blue-Green” Build Back Better Regional Grant Challenge

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Stephen Cheung

Los Angeles was selected in December by the US Economic Development Agency as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

Recommendations for Strengthening Vancouver's Clean Transportation Sector 

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Clean Transportation: Findings and actions to strengthen the sector in the Metro Vancouver region

As LA County competes for up to $100 million in federal funding to develop and scale blue/green growth innovations for Southern California's goods movement ecosystem,  VX News excerpts this report, prepared by Invest Vancouver—a service of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, operating in support of the Metro Vancouver regional economyon the opportunities and challenges for advancing the region's competetiveness in the global clean transportation sector.

US Development Finance Corporation’s First Chief Climate Officer - Jake Levine on Slingshotting Global Development Beyond Fossil Fuels

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Jake Levine

With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this VX News interview, Chief Climate Officer for the US International Development Finance Corporation, Jake Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing all of its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development around the world.

California Legislature Unveils $100 Billion Stimulus & Economic Recovery Plan

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Bob Hertzberg

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last week unveiled a $100 billion joint stimulus plan that proposes to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes, which proponents assert will protect Californians and spur job creation during and even after the COVID-19 crisis.