10 Things Local Elected Officials Should Know About Economic Development To Be Effective Leaders

Elected officials can help lead economic development efforts in their communities by being informed about economic development goals and plans, the local business environment, and increasing the awareness of the strategic vision for their communities. Here are the top 10 things every local elected official should know about economic development to be effective: #1 The Economic Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Community The unemployment rate, population growth, land use, attitudes

Key Races to Watch

Since 2016, 590 women ran for seats in the U.S. House and Senate and in gubernatorial races, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. A record-number of these female candidates won their party primaries and have advanced to general election match-ups this fall. For instance, of the 476 women that ran for U.S. congressional seats this cycle, 239 won their primaries, breaking the previous record

Tips for Working with the News Media as an Elected Official

Working with the news media is part of being an elected official. It will not always be pleasant, especially when the subject matter deals with bad news, natural disaster, crime, loss of a business, or misconduct of public officials. As an elected official you must provide leadership in a professional manner by using the media to publicize important information. It is not just what you say but also how you

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This program is brought to you by The Stennis Center for Public Service,  a federal, legislative branch agency created by Congress in 1988 to promote and strengthen public service leadership in America.

The Stennis Center is headquartered in Starkville, Mississippi, adjacent to Mississippi State University and has an office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Programs of the Stennis Center are funded through an endowment plus private contributions from foundations and corporations.

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