Local manufacturing companies face challenges finding millenials to work in high-paying manufacturing jobs. The programs connect local youth who haven't benefited from the tech/service-related economic boom with these companies and jobs.
Alpharetta, GA recently finished a massive development project downtown to revitalize the area. The city center is a 26-acre walkable, mixed-use development. The city center features only locally owned retail and restaurants.
Irving, Texas, in partnership with specific branches of government, created Share Tank to provide a platform for Irving nonprofits to pitch project ideas benefiting the community to local business leaders who are interested in giving back.