News tagged with economy

Governor Quinn Proclaims “Innovation Day” in Illinois
Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed today “Innovation Day” in Illinois while hosting an annual innovation forum at the Executive Mansion. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to foster innovation and drive Illinois’ economy forward. Innovation Day brings together the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), the Illinois Innovation Council and members of the General Assembly to discuss the state’s progress in today’s growing innovation marketplace.
FCC Workshop Panelists: Public and Private Partnerships Vital to Fiber Initiatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 27, 2013 - The Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge, along with similar initiatives, was cited as a key to keeping the United States competitive in the global economic market Wednesday during a workshop held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C.
FCC says broadband could create 2.4 million jobs
Increasing broadband penetration by seven percent could create an additional 2.4 million new jobs, the FCC says. 
New study quantifies the impact of broadband speed on GDP
A new report released shows that increasing broadband speeds and broadband penetration for an economy increases the GDP.
Obama's jobs bill includes something for wireless
President Obama included authorization for incentive wireless spectrum auctions and spectrum reallocation for public safety as part of his American Jobs Act.
This week on the Illinois Channel: Graham Richard discusses broadband's impact on the economy of a community

This week on the Illinois Channel:

From Southern Illinois University in Carbondale
we hear from Graham Richard, the former Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who embraced broadband communications as a way to improve city services and attract more businesses to his community. Mr. Richard spoke to a broadband conference at SIU about the ability of broadband communications to improve the business climate for a community.

Illinois Leads the Nation in USDA Broadband Investment — Investments To Spur Job Creation and Economic Opportunity in Rural America

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced support for telecommunications projects in seven states to improve broadband service to rural residents and businesses. Projects selected include an $8.7 million award to the Alhambra-Grantfork Telephone Company, in Alhambra, Ill., and a $3.4 million loan to Woodhull Telephone Company, in Woodhull, Ill. 

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