Rhonda Binda to Speak at Potomac Coalition Policies and Politics for 2020
This Saturday, Venture Smarter Co-founder and Vice President of Policy, Rhonda Binda, will be participating as a panelist at the Potomac Coalition Retreat. A big part of the discussion centers around Wealth Building for Urban Americans. Among other officials and experts, Rhonda will focus on Housing and Tax Policies.
The retreat aims to develop a blueprint for 2018 and 2020 by understanding the political and public policy response to the economic cry of working and middle-class urban Americans. The retreat will take place on January 8-9 in Wilmington, DE at the Hotel DuPont.
This January, we were happy to co-host the U.S. Opportunity Zone Expo in partnership with the US Dept. of Treasury and the National Infrastructure and Investment Alliance (NIIA). Here are a few takeaways from Venture Smarter’s SVP of Governance and Policy, Rhonda Binda.
Recent developments out of the U.S. Treasury and the White House related to Opportunity Zones show that this initiative is gaining momentum as 2019 begins.
Projects that promote regional economic development can capitalize upon the unique strengths of specific rural areas. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects by helping applicants overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and by helping leverage federal, state, local or private funding.
U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders say they're eager for capital to start flowing under the new economic development program.
The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes in the city as part of its 16-month pilot program beginning September 17.
Venture Smarter’s Alex Hurley breaks down the basics of Opportunity Zones and the GAIIN Act. Subscribe for updates and information about an upcoming webinar discussing the topic.
“Today Administration officials from the White House, DOT, and EPA met with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule. The Administration and CARB agreed to future meetings to discuss technical, legal, and policy issues with the shared goal of achieving one national set of standards for vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.”
The potential of autonomous vehicles could generate a fundamental shift in our society. Market predictions suggest that by 2025 autonomous vehicles market could be worth $6 billion and a reported estimate of $80 billion has been invested in the entire space during the last 3 years.
With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown.