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A detailed analysis of economic development budgets in three diverse states—Florida, Missouri, and New Mexico—finds... More

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While our economy is thriving on paper, most of us know that isn’t the whole story. Since the end of the Great...
"Ours to Share," a new report published by the Surdna Foundation, examines worker-owned firms and analyzes their...
Report provides a comparative look at state-local sustainability rating systems and programs across U.S.   Sustainable Jersey...
In January-March 2016, 28 grants totaling $2,201,000 were approved by the Surdna Foundation staff and board to further the...
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Amid continuing mixed signals about the economy, one notable bright spot is the revival of U.S. manufacturing.  The Brookings Institution recently released the latest "How We're Doing" index: “Amid Fiscal Uncertainty, Manufacturing Is Up,” by Bruce and Martin Baily, Brookings Senior Fellow in Economic Studies. Bruce and Martin analyze the past five quarters of economic data to explore how growth in manufacturing is helping support the nation's fragile economic recovery. They write, “Amid continuing mixed signals about the state of the economy, one notable bright spot is the revival of U.S. manufacturing. The surprising strength of this once-battered sector holds promise for strengthening the U.S. economy overall, and despite continued troubles in Europe its new vigor may provide a boost to the global economy.”

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