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New Leader Tackles Economic Development in Mitchell

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Vaux took a unique route to get to his current position in economic development. He had aspirations of working in banking while in college at Northern State University, but later had a law enforcement career and eventually worked for then-U.S. Rep. John Thune. He worked for the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development from 2004 to 2012. One of his emphases was firearm manufacturing, allowing him to work with some of Mitchell's firms in that industry and his predecessor in the new job, Bryan Hisel, who is retiring after more than 30 years in the position.

25 Tennessee Communities Get Economic Development Grants

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Gov. Bill Haslam said in a news release that the Site Development Grants announced Wednesday are intended to help rural communities finalize infrastructure and engineering improvements for project-ready, certified economic development sites.

Jefferson County Won't Renew Economic Development Sales Tax

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According to the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County voted this week to let the tax sunset in 2018. The sales tax was part of the "Penny for Progress" initiative that funded both economic development and infrastructure improvements.

Ricketts Appoints New Nebraska Economic Development Director

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The governor's office says Rippe helped businesses expand in his area and worked on the city of Hastings' downtown revitalization efforts. He also helped with recruitment and job-creation efforts and several small business startups.

Minot Re-Examines Economic Development Efforts

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The Minot Daily News reports the council has agreed to divert nearly $823,000 in sales tax that's expected to be collected for the city's MAGIC Fund to flood protection for 2018. The fund was created in 1990 and has been used to grant and loan money to businesses.