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The Womble Carlyle Economic Development Digest - December 1, 2014

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities and legislation
 impacting business in the United States.

In this week's Economic Development Digest:


  • EH Group bio-mass, WEDA contract on agenda, The Daily Independent (November 18, 2014)
    Ridgecrest, California City Council, at its meeting Wednesday, is scheduled to discuss and possibly approve a contract between the city of Ridgecrest and the EH Group. The EH Group develops Bio-Mass Refinery Systems; they were selected by council on July 2 to receive an industrial development grant totaling $500,000 (according to a staff report).

  • Keeping S.F. light rail on track and on time, San Francisco Gate (November 25, 2014)
    San Francisco upgrades its light rail service at the same time as it sets an ambitious goal of having all electricity in the city come from renewable sources by the end of 2020.


  • Can Larry Hogan change Maryland's business climate?, Baltimore Business Journal (November 14, 2014) Hopes are running high in Maryland's corporate community that Larry Hogan will improve Maryland’s business climate when he takes over as governor in January. CNBC named Maryland the 35th best state in the country for business in 2014. Chief Executive magazine named it 41st. While a new Forbes ranking said Maryland was the 20th best state for businesses and careers, the magazine still deemed it as among the poorest in the country in business costs and regulatory environment.

North Carolina

  • Partnership for new jobs starts strong, The Snap Online (November 10, 2014)
    North Carolina’s new, private job-recruiting and marketing agency appears to be starting off on the right foot when it comes to transparency.

Washington D.C.

  • Muriel Bowser says she will remove Reeves Center sale from D.C. United stadium deal, The Washington Post (November 18, 2014)
    Mayor-elect wants to disconnect Reeves sale from stadium plan. The District's mayor-elect said Tuesday that she would move to "de-link" the sale of a valuable city property from a broader deal to build a stadium for the D.C. United soccer franchise, a move that could ease political concerns but create new complications for the $300 million proposal.

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