Economic Development

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The Right Way to Support Your City’s Local Startups

Credit: David Zipper, 1776 Venture Fund HQ2—Amazon’s very public search for a second headquarters in North America—has attracted applications from over 200 citiesoffering an array of taxpayer subsidies as part of their pitch. But the expense and distraction of the HQ2 competition have also created a backlash, as skeptics question whether corporate relocation […]

Eugene-Springfield, Oregon added to US Ignite Inc. Smart Gigabit Communities Program

Credit: US Ignite, https://www.us-ignite.org/news/us-ignite-inc-adds-new-communities-to-growing-smart-gigabit-communities-program/?sthash.KzfmANqI.mjjo US Ignite, Inc., is thrilled to announce five additional communities to our Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program roster: Eugene-Springfield, Oregon; Lexington, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; Red Wing, Minnesota; and San Francisco Bay Area, California. Each of these communities brings a new and diverse perspective to our growing SGC […]

Mozilla Announces $83,000 in Grants for Creative Gigabit Projects in Eugene, Oregon

Credit: Mozilla, Medium Today, the nonprofit Mozilla is announcing $83,000 to support five creative, educational technology projects in the city of Eugene. Mozilla is partnering with local nonprofits, schools, and companies, furnishing grants between $12,000 and $28,000. “We’re focusing on projects that leverage gigabit internet speeds — up to 250x average speeds — to make a […]