MVRPC Introduces Two New Regional Profiles

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MVRPC Introduces Two New Regional Profiles

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) introduced two new profiles to their Regional Profile Series last week. The series contains data and analyses relevant to the region, providing a foundation for future planning, coordination, and project development efforts. The new Miami Valley Workforce Regional Profile looks at the region’s workforce, highlighting the most common…

Innovative Tech Fund Helping Expand Internet Access in California’s Low-Income Communities

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the state government have an ambitious goal for 2023: wire 90 percent of California’s households to expand Internet access. CETF has approached engaging civic leaders in a regional way, funding regional consortia to work on aggregation of rural demand. Regional roundtables help them plan the integration of broadband…

Free Bus Passes for Workers: Columbus’s Big Idea to Relieve Congestion Downtown

Columbus, Ohio will be piloting a program that gives downtown workers free bus passes. The city has struggled with downtown parking availability and a low public transit usage rate, which has led to business expansion in suburban areas. To help combat these difficulties and ensure a bustling downtown, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID)…

Video: Dennis Smith on the History of MAG and Its Founder

Jack Debolske, the former head of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), passed away this month. Behind the scenes, Debolske helped shape the development of the Phoenix area, probably more than any other single figure. Listen to MAG Executive Director Dennis Smith tell us more about the…

FEMA Resources for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been at the forefront of our thoughts for a couple of weeks now. We admire all the hard work our members and partners are doing to respond and recover from the recent aftermath of these catastrophic events. As many agencies, organizations, and individuals continue to provide preparedness and relief efforts…

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