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.
The Department of Health and Human Services agency that funds care for children with serious mental illness has released an RFP for strategic communications and social marketing counsel for the state, regional and local programs it funds across the U.S.
A United Nations partnership focused on reproductive, newborn and child health is looking for PR help ahead of a major global forum for government, NGO, academia and private sector leaders in South Africa in June.
The federally chartered community development group in Washington tabbed by Congress to administer the national foreclosure counseling program, is searching for PR help for a campaign to alert consumers about loan modification scams in the housing market.
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