18 Oct 2017

Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

A freshwater aquarium might soon be a new attraction at the Mud Island River Park, as Tuesday a Memphis City Council committee recommended a resolution that could allow sales taxes from the Downtown tourism and development zone (TDZ) to fund portions of the project. Pending approval by the Tennessee Building

18 Oct 2017

Newport Beach developer group wins county contract and 66-year lease for $200 million Dana Point Harbor revitalization

A $200 million overhaul of Dana Point Harbor is expected to include buildings with gabled standing seam metal roofs, open plazas, unique restaurants and shops, two hotels and possibly a surf museum. The long-awaited plan, a proposal by the Dana Point Harbor Partners LLC development group, was unanimously approved by

18 Oct 2017

Bigelow and ULA announce plans for lunar orbiting facility

Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance said Oct. 17 that they are cooperating on the development of a habitat orbiting the moon that they hope to build in a public-private partnership with NASA. The companies said they are working together on a concept for a “lunar depot” using an expandable

17 Oct 2017

NIH launches $215M public-private partnership to support Cancer Moonshot

The National Institutes of Health has launched a five-year, $215 million public-private partnership with 11 biopharmaceutical vendors to accelerate development of new immunotherapy treatments in support of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), which will be managed by the Foundation for the National Institutes of

16 Oct 2017

IBM, KlickEx Group and Stellar unveil cross-border payments solution

IBM, KlickEx Group, a regional financial services company, and Stellar, a non-profit organisation that supports an open source blockchain network, have unveiled a new regional cross-border payments solution using IBM’s blockchain technology to provide clearing and settlement of trades on a single network in real time. IBM says making international

13 Oct 2017

Louisiana International Trade Week set for New Orleans, Oct. 30-Nov. 3

The World Trade Center of New Orleans, with support from state and local partners, today announced Louisiana International Trade Week, October 30 – November 3, 2017, in New Orleans. Week-long activities include an opening reception, industry panel sessions, awards, and a black-tie fundraiser event at the New Orleans Ernest N.

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11 Oct 2017

Oklahoma Wind Power Project To Be Biggest In Nation, Push Supply To Arkansas, Texas And Louisiana

A public-private partnership is pushing ahead with plans to build the nation’s largest wind farm — the second largest in the world — in western Oklahoma. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project is a collaborative venture by Invenergy, a global renewable energy design firm based in Chicago, Public Service Company

04 Oct 2017

Southeastern Virginia business accelerator gets $500K grant

757 Accelerate, a regional business accelerator focused on supporting the growth of regional entrepreneurs in Southeastern Virginia, has received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce i6 Challenge grant program. The 757 Accelerate proposal was one of 27 successful applications chosen from a highly competitive field of more than 200,

25 Sep 2017

Los Angeles Metro Invests $9M for Affordable Housing Near Transit Lines

It’s a little unusual for a transit agency to invest in real estate development but that’s just what the Los Angeles transit agency is doing by earmarking $9 million for a loan program to spur affordable housing near its stations. The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a pretty good

22 Sep 2017

Hogan reveals $9B plan to widen I-270, Capital Beltway, B-W Parkway

Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, has announced a $9 billion plan to widen Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the suburbs of the nation’s capital. Hogan said Thursday, the work on the three major state highways will reduce congestion for millions of drivers. “These three massive, unprecedented