White House Rural Council Announces $10B Private Investment Fund for Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council last week announced a new effort to help finance job-creating infrastructure projects in rural America. The White House Rural Council created the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in infrastructure projects across the country. The initial $10 billion investment comes from CoBank, a national cooperative bank […]

President Signs WIOA into Law

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law a vital bipartisan workforce bill, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which will bolster job opportunities and economic activity throughout the country. The bill balances federal, state, and local interests that will move the nation’s workforce system into the 21st Century. The bill recently passed the U.S. Senate by […]

Columbus Regional Energy Action Plan Released by NARC and MORPC: Plan provides Assessment of Economic, Social, and Policy Energy Realities of Region

Washington, DC (July 14, 2014) – Today, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released the first-of-its-kind Regional Energy Action Plan. Made possible through the support and guidance provided by The Energy Foundation, the Regional Energy Action Plan provides an assessment of the economic, social, and policy realities […]

NARC Thanks House For Overwhelming Support of Workforce Legislation

Washington, DC (July 10, 2014) – The National Association of Regional Councils’ (NARC) President-Elect Byron Ryder, Judge, Leon County, TX today released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, amended HR 803), a bipartisan bill that reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA): “NARC applauds […]

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