Virginia Approves Workforce Training Grant for Beer, Cider, Wine and Liquor-making

The grant, a collaboration between two community colleges, will be used to enhance existing curriculum and to establish two training facilities—one for wine and cider, the other for beer and liquor.

Law Enforcement Grants Would Get Funding Bump Under Senate Bill

The draft measure also includes additional money for programs meant to help quell opioid and heroin abuse.

What It's Really Like to Work Remotely From Vermont

The Green Mountain State is offering relocation incentives. If you’re intrigued, seeking change, or just over urban life, here’s what it’s really like to relocate.

Whether Opportunity Zones Help Low Income Residents May Fall On Mayors

City leaders are faced with how to prepare for a major economic development opportunity “with very few guardrails at the federal level.”

Ranking the ‘Worst Connected’ Cities in the U.S.

This National Digital Inclusion Alliance report isn’t something the local Chamber of Commerce is likely going to put in promotional materials.

Federal Immigration Reform Could Boost Boston’s Economy

The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.

Vermont Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There and Work Remotely

A rapidly shrinking tax base has prompted some creative solutions from state officials.

Trump’s Trade Tariffs May Cause 146,000 Job Losses in the U.S.

Tariffs might protect some jobs in the U.S. steel industry, but far fewer than the number of jobs that will be lost. Here's where the impacts will be felt.

Tech-Minded Colorado Has a Bay Area ‘Poaching Strategy’

Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.

The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

The Other Local Economic Impact of the Kilauea Eruption

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Apple Is Reportedly Opening Its Second Campus in North Carolina

Unlike Amazon's public HQ2 search, Apple's selection process is taking place entirely behind closed doors.

This Small Nebraska City Uses Cash Incentives to Attract Skilled Workers

To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.

Agriculture States Are Bearing an ‘Unfair’ Brunt of Chinese Tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross assured senators Thursday he’s negotiating to ‘minimize the problem,’ but ‘the gap is wide.’

This Alabama Town Reimagined Its Vacant Kmart

Gadsden offers a model for ‘getting beyond Kmart’ other cities can follow, even if their big-box stores haven’t shuttered yet.

Survey Finds Americans are Confident Home Prices Will Rise

The findings are part of Gallup's latest Economy and Personal Finance poll.

Cities Need Equitable Workforce Pipelines

The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.

Boston Officials Propose 'A Better Deal' for Public Housing

The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.