King: EDCs should focus just as much on helping local businesses grow as they do recruiting new ones – Rio Grande Guardian

PHARR, Texas – Economic development corporations in the Rio Grande Valley should place more emphasis on helping local businesses grow and less on bringing new companies into the region.

This is the view of Dr. Daniel P. King, executive director of Region One Education Service Center. King made clear his views during a…….

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Local businesses could lose customers if funding doesn’t come through for Coca-Cola Park upgrades – 69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Golden Gate Diner in Allentown has been a city staple for 34 years.

“I can’t say enough about them. They are terrific,” said Richard Wilburn of Allentown.

For more than a decade, they’ve benefited greatly from IronPigs fans, who stop in to have a meal before the first pitch.

“Right now, we have at least a dozen groups that …….

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Local Businesses Participate In TulsaGo Small Business Crawl – KWTV

Over 150 businesses around Green Country are seeing a boost in sales this weekend during the Tulsa Go Small Business Crawl.

This is its second year and organizers say the crawl has added 50 more businesses to the list.

With a $10 pass, shoppers get certain discounts just for the crawl.

The Coffee House on Cherry Street participated in the event and offered a 20 percent disc…….

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Local Businesses Offer Special Deals To Celebrate 918 Day In Tulsa – News On 6

Tulsans are celebrating their city and showing community pride on 918 Day.

Many businesses are joining the fifth annual festivities by giving discounts.

Some businesses and museums like the discovery lab are already in the 918 Day spirit.

“918 Day is really a great source of pride for Tulsans I think, and it’s great to be able to take part in the celebration,” says Discovery…….

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Local businesses worry as Yellowstone tourism season comes to a halt amid dangerous flooding – CBS News

At the alpine lodge, owner Larry Yung’s bustling summer season just grounded to a halt after Yellowstone National Park was forced to close due to dangerous flooding.  

The usual sounds of visitors crowding the park are now replaced by emergency responders working to evacuate people and contain flooding in the area.

“The helicopters are flying over. That’s for rescue missions,” he…….

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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Connects Diverse Local Businesses with Major Contractors – Howard County Government

The Local Business Initiative, which works to increase the percentage of county procurement dollars flowing to local businesses, has grown exponentially in the past three years. In 2018, only 100 firms were certified with the Office of Procurement and Contract Administration under the Local Business Initiative. Currently, there are 331 certified firms, with over 100 new busine…….

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