City Council Meeting Information for January 23, 2017

first_imgFinance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 I. INTRODUCTIONII. APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDA III. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSIV. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYCOMMITTEE CHAIR APPOINTMENTSDEPARTMENT LIAISON APPOINTMENTSV. CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS Committee: CITY OF EVANSVILLE COMMON COUNCIL An Ordinance Designating an Economic Development Target Area McGinnAndrea LendyA Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Confirming the Declaration of an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 4320 Hitch Peters Road, Evansville, IN 47710 – MultiSeal, LLCMcGinnAndrea LendyA Preliminary Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Declaring an Economic Revitalization Area for Property Tax Phase-In for the Rehabilitation of Real Property at 1500 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715 – Eastland Station, LLC managed by Phillips Edison & CompanyMcGinnAndrea Lendy 5:20 p.m. Finance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 ORDINANCE G-2017-01 Sponsor(s):Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-01Sponsor(s):Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-02Sponsor(s): Notify: VI. CONSENT AGENDA: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSNo items for Second Reading.VII. COMMITTEE REPORTScenter_img Finance Chair McGinn 2/6/2017 Committee: VIII. REGULAR AGENDA: FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSNo items for Final Reading.IX. RESOLUTION DOCKETNo items for the Resolution Docket.X. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSA. THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, February 6, 2017 at5:30 p.m. Committee meetings will begin at 5:15 p.m.B. CONTROLLER’S 2016 INVESTMENT REPORT: Russ Lloyd, Jr., City ControllerXI. COMMITTEE REPORTS XII. ADJOURNMENT 5:25 p.m. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Committee: 5:15 p.m.last_img read more

News story: Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

first_imgThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has up to £2 million to invest in trials of innovative ways to improve productivity for micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).The funding is part of the government’s Business Basics Programme, announced as part of the modern Industrial Strategy.The aim of the programme is to identify and test ideas that encourage SMEs to adopt existing technology and management practices that would improve their productivity. Find out more about the Industrial Strategy. Find out more about the competition for proof of concept projects and apply. the competition is open, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 4 September 2018 projects can be led by a business, public sector, academic, charity or trade organisation working alone or with partners we expect projects for full trails to have costs of up to £400,000 and to last between 3 and 12 months we expect proof of concept projects and feasibility studies to have costs of up to £60,000 and to last between 3 and 6 months businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs a briefing event will be held on 12 July 2018 adopting existing technology, such as accountancy, CRM or HR software, cloud computing or payment systems adopting modern business practices, such as leadership and management capabilities or developing an innovation culture a combination of the 2 approaches above Find out more about the competition for full-scale trials and apply. Ideas could include increasing awareness about the benefits of technology, how to create interest in adopting new technology and business practices, making the benefits of new technology clearer and providing advice and support.Competition information Projects should show how to improve SME productivityThe competition will fund 2 types of project, proof of concept or feasibility studies and full-scale trials. If a proof of concept is successful, there is potential to access further funding to move the project into a full-scale trial in the future.Projects should look at how to increase the adoption of technology and business practices to improve the productivity of SMEs. This could include: Read the government announcement unveiling the Business Basics Fund.last_img read more