Broussard named La. Development Ready Community

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Louisiana Economic Development (LED) recognized Broussard on Monday as the state’s newest Louisiana Development Ready Community. The Lafayette Parish municipality becomes the 47th participant in the community development program, now in its 13th year.

The Louisiana Development Ready Communities program helps participants prepare and become more competitive for new investments and jobs, according to an LED release. The program guides selected communities through the creation and implementation of a strategic plan. By following its plan for multiple years, participants leverage their assets and address their particular challenges to become more competitive in attracting growth to their communities.

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Biden-Harris Should Be All-In On Mobile Broadband To Reach Equity And Connectivity Goals

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Biden-Harris Americans Jobs Plans has some laudable goals for broadband like 100% coverage, more affordability for the economically disadvantaged, and greater competition. These goals are met best by technologies competing on their merits, rather than politicians picking winners. It’s unfortunate that the Biden-Harris plan discounts, if not

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By ‘land, sea and air,’ GM to expand fuel-cell business beyond EVs

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The U.S. Army started evaluating Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel cell electric truck in 2017. It is based on GM’s Colorado ZR2 off-road pickup.

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General Motors’ plans for hydrogen fuel cells, a long-promised technology, are beginning to take shape as the company pours $35 billion into electric and autonomous vehicles through 2025.

GM began working on fuel cells more than 50 years with little to no commercial success. But it aims to change that in coming years with its Hydrotec fuel-cell system, which could be a dark horse business to grow GM’s operations outside of automotive.

GM sees tremendous opportunities

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Best Prime Day Air Fryer Deals for 2021

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Prime Day is finally here! With so many Prime Day deals out there, it can be overwhelming to know what the best Prime Day air fryer deals are. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up all the best prices and deals so you don’t have to go digging around for them yourself. If you’re looking to enjoy the many benefits that an air fryer can offer, this is the ideal time to do so, with some big savings for Prime Day air fryer sales right now. It’s a great way of cooking delicious food in a healthier way, so what are you waiting

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GNI Startups Boot Camp is back; applications open today

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Applications are now open for the second or the 2021 edition of the GNI Startups Boot Camp, an eight-week fully remote program to support aspiring news entrepreneurs across North America. The program is a collaboration between LION Publishers, a journalism association supporting independent online news publishers, and the Google News Initiative.

“Last year, we created the Google News Initiative Startups Boot Camp to support aspiring news entrepreneurs across North America. We were floored by the number of applicants, and by the success of the 24 news businesses that launched from the eight-week program. Now, we’re thrilled to announce

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Skelton: Newsom wants California state-owned broadband

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When private enterprise cannot — or will not — provide a vital public service, then it is government’s responsibility to step up.

In the last century, a growing California desperately needed reliable water deliveries, so state, federal and local governments responded with massive projects.

When we needed a freeway network to facilitate economic expansion and mobility, the federal and state governments poured pavement.

Some local governments created public power systems to provide electricity when private utilities wouldn’t or charged too much.

Many California political leaders dreamed of a high-speed rail line linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. So the state

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