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Helping Steer Flagstaff’s Future

Stephanie McKinney is one of those people who, after talking to her for five minutes, you feel you’ve known forever. Effervescent and energetic might be two other ways to describe this dynamic community leader. Her day job is serving as vice president for business development at the National Bank of Arizona, where she helps fit […]

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Report Released on Sustainable Community Indicators

The much anticipated Sustainable Community Indicators Report has been published by SEDI (Sustainable Economic Development Initiative). The report provides over 100 metrics that demonstrate the integration of sustainability concepts and practices into community culture. Metrics within the report are representative of the three core areas of sustainability: social well-being, economic prosperity, and environmental health. The […]

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Group Supporting Uranium Mining Moratorium

Just days before the annual celebration of National Public Lands Day, 50 Arizona business associations and small businesses have sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, voicing support for a proposed 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. The state’s national parks, monuments and other public lands they say are […]

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County Employee Workforce Practitioner of the Year

Coconino County Career Center Director Carol Curtis is being recognized with the Workforce Practitioner of the Year award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).  Curtis was honored by the AAED at their annual conference in Prescott, Arizona. Curtis has worked for Coconino County for 26 years, with 17 of those years as the […]

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SEDI Appoints New Executive Director

The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative’s (SEDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol C. Bousquet, AICP as its new Executive Director. Carol’s education and professional experience have been in city and regional planning for the past 30 years. Carol’s training includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Master […]

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Grant Will Benefit Local Economic Development

The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) has received a $15,000 grant from APS. The funding will support engineering and program design for the Northern Arizona Economic Development and Workforce Training Center (NAEDWTC). The NAEDWTC project is a long-term (5 year) effort that, when completed, will provide customized job training and co-location for economic development and […]

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Green Drinks–Networking Opportunity

Mar 3.  5:30-7:00p.m. The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative is hosting Green Drinks, a monthly networking event. Come enjoy food, drinks and conversation with sustainability-minded people interested in green business. In March, EnviroSystems Management will be giving away a local gift certificate and giving a presentation about green business. Food will be provided by Local Alternative […]

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