Looming power plant closure leaves Hopi seeking new energy and revenue sources

By Dwight A. Weingarten Medill Reports Walpi and the Hopi Landscape Traveling north nearly 300 miles from Phoenix along winding roads lies Walpi, a village inhabited for more than 1,100 years. Walpi sits atop First Mesa and looks down from a 300-foot peak on the land of the Hopi nation that stretches across three mesas, […]

Illinois hopes to emulate other states with new business development partnership

By H. Will Racke Illinois is the latest state to establish a public-private economic development corporation in hopes that it will spur business investment. It’s especially needed now as the state continues to lose jobs and residents to its neighbors. Modeled on similar groups in other states, the new Ilinois Business and Economic Development Corporation […]