The City of Santa Clara, Calif., wants agency support as it looks to build on its Silicon Valley identity and leverage the global spotlight that will come with the new Levi's Stadium, re-locating San Francisco 49ers franchise and the 2016 Super Bowl.
The council of governments for the St. Louis region is dangling a six-figure PR contract to guide the "All Ready" campaign, an emergency awareness outreach effort funded by the federal Dept. of Homeland Security.
Louisiana's economic development engine, which has landed some high-profile industrial and tech business in the past year from companies like IBM and Lockheed Martin by wielding tax breaks, has launched an agency search to handle strategic marketing and communications to pitch the Pelican State for domestic and international businesses.
The Granite State is reaching out for PR agency help as it implements the vaguely named New Hampshire Health Protection Program, the state's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act passed with a fragile bi-partisan alliance in Concord.
Hawaii's health insurance exchange, which, like the federal marketplace, had a rocky rollout at the end of 2013, has released RFPs for PR and marketing services as the state pursues a goal of running its own marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
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