Successful small businesses are essential to many local economies and account for 60 percent of the new jobs created since the end of the recession in 2013.
Is your community struggling to find the financial resources it needs to invest in its future? The recently released Wealth Transfer in Pennsylvania 2016 report highlights that those resources may be closer (and more substantial) than you think.
Choosing the right role for a volunteer involves both the volunteer and the organization.
It's important that the emerging workers of the 21st century take a personal inventory of the skills and talents that they possess. Workforce programs teach our youth population that the world of work is exciting and filled with new challenges. Having confidence in one’s self allows them to meet these challenges.
You might remember this Eagles song from their album Hotel California. The song references the idea that somebody or something can come along and replace us or our organizations in a community and that we are all easily substituted
Did you ever stop to think about what makes your community a good place to live?
Community service clubs continue to play an important role in improving local communities. Individual members enjoy a variety of benefits as well.
Idea generation is an important part of community and economic development work.
Community organizations often struggle to recruit and retain active and engaged board members. Being clear about expectations and roles is one way to keep board members involved.
You have the education and skills to fulfill the goals and responsibilities of the position that you desire. The next step is to portray the image that this particular organization requires.
As water flows off of our streets, parking lots, building rooftops and other impervious areas in our communities, it picks up all kinds of pollutants like pet waste, sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, and automotive fluids.
As it does each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently released its annual snapshot of trends in rural America. Considering such issues as employment, poverty, education and income, Rural America at a Glance 2015 highlights both improvements in some trends and continuing challenges in others.
Considering a New Year's Resolution? Make a resolution you can keep and benefit from. Be more involved in your professional association!
You might remember the Five Man Electrical Band song that looked at the numerous numbers of signs we encounter every day. Have you ever traveled a stretch of road where there were so many signs that it was difficult for your eyes and mind to process them all? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of signs in your community?
During the years that I have worked as a Workforce/Career Awareness Educator, I have had numerous discussions with others in the field regarding the 'Art of interviewing'.
Land use regulations serve different purposes.
If the concept of communication is so basic to everything we do, why do we struggle so much with it?
Effective community engagement – whether it is focused on a specific project or challenge or creating a more engaged organization – is more than simply talking to, or informing our citizens or constituents about the things we want them to know about.
PA DCNR is taking the lead on strategic planning, driving economic impact and supporting local municipalities.
Your local annual fair. It's more than corn dogs, funnel cakes, animals and rides. It's Economic Impact!