Development issue spotlight on transportation for credit unions

first_imgThis is the first of a 12-part series on our blog in 2016 that will highlight a different development issue each month. Now you may be wondering, “what is a development issue and why is it important for credit unions?”In our Development Education (DE) Program, the National Credit Union Foundation helps DE trainees delve into global development issues and recognize the ways in which credit unions can address these issues to improve the well-being of members and communities.  12 major development issues have been identified as barriers to economic growth and prosperity for the world’s families.  These issues do provide us with dilemmas and barriers, but more importantly, they provide us with challenges to overcome and opportunities to capitalize on. Working together can make a real difference in the lives of people in our local, national and global communities.  Click here to see a full listing of all 12 development issues.Understanding and tackling global development issues can grow the economic prosperity for the world’s families.  These issues can be seen throughout the developing world, but these same issues affect households across American and other developed countries. Millions of Americans live in poverty. Some are thrown into poverty by illness or unemployment; others live in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty that spans lifetimes and generations.  Evidence suggests that despite concern for addressing development issues and thereby reducing poverty, most Americans have a limited understanding of the key issues that relate to domestic poverty.Our goal with this 12 part series is to increase the awareness for these issues so that we as credit union organizations can be better informed on issues that face our members and communities.  This month, we will focus on the development issue of transportation. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana

first_imgBuncrana is getting a Co-Lab style Digital Innovation Hub at the urban council offices in the town, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The local Government TD has confirmed to Donegal County Council this morning that their application to develop a centre has been successful.Final funding figures will be announced when a contract with Enterprise Ireland is signed, said McHugh. “The vision for this digital innovation hub represents the ambition of the council to refurbish and extend the urban council offices in Buncrana,” said McHugh.“The plans involve the Buncrana offices becoming an innovation centre for the whole Inishowen peninsula, capitalising on the high tech skillsets and the development of new businesses, creating and supporting jobs in the area.“I want to pay tribute to Donegal County Council for their excellent application for funding and thank all those involved.“I also want to thank Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and Enterprise Ireland for including this Donegal innovation centre in plans announced around the country. I have been monitoring and supporting the application and stressing the need for this sort of high tech centre in Inishowen. “This is a good day for the county. Here in Donegal we are already developing smaller digital hubs in places like Carrigart, Kilcar and on Arranmore Island and is part of a regional focus to drive jobs in rural areas of the country. The addition of a more substantial centre in Buncrana today is great news for the county.”High-tech Digital Innovation Hub approved for Buncrana was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more