Let the building begin…. Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. marked the federal approval of the Intercounty Connector project with a groundbreaking ceremony for the six-lane toll road that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Month: May 2006
Government Information Online Provides Live Library Assistance
Government Information Online is a live virtual reference service that links users to a librarian specializing in government documents and publications. Through online chat opportunities or e-mail, users can ask a librarian about a variety of government matters.
Economagic Transforms Economic Data into Charts, Tables, and More
Economic data galore best describes Economagic, an economic research web site that contains over 200,000 time series that can be accessed as raw data or in chart form.
Web Chat to Focus on Disaster Prepardness and Recovery
How can local officials prepare their communities for potential disasters – like hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and floods? Disaster preparedness and recovery plans will be the topic of an upcoming web chat hosted by National City Network.
Guidelines Help Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Evaluate Return on Business Grants
A new set of guidelines should help Mecklenburg County and Charlotte determine appropriate economic development incentives offered to businesses looking to relocate or expand in the area.
Shared Responsibility a Key to the Future of Higher Education
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education has issued a report on the state of higher education in this country. Two authors share their views on federal and state efforts to meet the challenges facing higher education today and in the future.
GASB Looking for Input on Proposed Reporting Rules for Derivatives
In an effort to improve the financial reporting of derivatives by state and local governments, the General Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued a preliminary draft of new disclosure requirements. GASB also recently posted a “plain language” article – written specifically for users of financial statements – that explains derivatives and the proposed reporting requirements in easy-to-understand terms.
DataPlace: A “Power-House” Site for Housing, Demographic Data
Housing data, demographic statistics, maps, tables and charts – and thatâ€™s only the beginning! Recently enhanced to offer even more powerful tools and features, this is a must-bookmark site for anyone with an interest in state, county, or local housing or demographics.
Bellingham, St. George and McAllen Named This Years Business Hot Spots
Small “peripheral” cities top this year’s list of Inc. Magazine’s best places to do business. The study examines economic and demographic trends, particularly job growth, in naming its hot stops for entrepreneurs.
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