“Coloradans know this year has presented incredible challenges to small business owners and their employees,” Frances Padilla, SBA Colorado District director said in a statement. “Our hope is this statewide campaign, along with Small Business Saturday promotions, bring much-needed attention to our small neighborhood businesses. … [Read more...] about Campaign to help Colorado businesses struggling during pandemic promotes shopping local
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While flagship universities have in recent decades increased their out-of-state and international student enrollments, regional public universities are dependent on in-state residents for meeting their enrollment targets and typically focus on promoting access to tertiary education for students who may not have access to elite institutions. Historically, states cut appropriations for higher education during recessions and then restored funding during the economic recovery phase. But the Great Recession and its aftermath proved to be an exception. In many states, funding had failed to fully rebound even a decade after the end of the Great Recession. … [Read more...] about Is there an economic case for saving regional public universities and mid-tier private colleges?
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, in his virtual address to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on November 25, said the PTI government "firmly supports private sector as an engine of growth and believes in building institutional capacity for sustainable and inclusive economic growth". … [Read more...] about PTI govt’s policies powering economic growth in Pakistan, key indicators show
Bangkok (VNA) – The Government of Thailand looks to restructure the economy next year to attract foreign investors to new industries and establish a central e-commerce platform to boost online sales nationwide, local media reported. Speaking at the 38th annual meeting of the Thai Chamber of Commerce on November 27, Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow said 2021 will be a transitional year for Thailand to take serious action in restructuring its economy. Though the Thai economy is expected to recover to growth of 3-4 percent in 2021 from contraction this year, it will still rely on domestic consumption, he said, noting that reforms are essential to facilitate economic recovery. He said a restructuring plan is expected by the first quarter of 2021, focusing on building up the local economy and attracting foreign direct investment, notably in new industries related to medical services, food, the circular economy, biofuel or clean energy, smart electronics and electric … [Read more...] about Thailand plans economic restructuring to attract foreign investment
The same amount of money that was paid to the 4th Assembly, 5th Assembly, 6th Assembly and 7th Assembly is a far cry from what National Assembly members are earning now. Now granted but not conceding that National Assembly members are earning all the money people claim they are earning, which of these arms of government is closer to the masses? I am a lawyer by training and I have friends in the judiciary, it is my immediate constituency. You don’t see any judge interacting with people in the rural area with people coming for school fees, hospital bills, coming for burial, coming for “my house has fallen down or I need to buy fertilizer, I need to do this and that”, no judge will be seen. If a judge takes salary, it’s for him and his family. … [Read more...] about ECONOMIC RECOVERY: Reps mull reduction of 428 ministries, depts, agencies
Industry sources expect the second draft will address functioning of e-markets like Flipkart and Amazon, incentivise local capital into the sector, restrict bulk buying of smartphones, white goods, electronics and fashion items, and encourage local players (more than 51 percent ownership is Indian), it added. … [Read more...] about DPIIT seeks comments from ministries, agencies on draft e-commerce policy: Report