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New Mind the Gap 2022 Report is Must-Have Tool for Research Institution Gap Funding and Accelerator Programs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- It's no secret that gap fund and accelerator programs are critical for assessing, funding and developing early-stage technologies and startups, but how are research universities and support programs making it happen? What's working? What's not? The just released Mind the Gap 2022 answers these questions and more. Jacob Johnson, founder, innovosource and the author of the report, supports research institutions, corporate innovation teams and venture investors by bringing it all together in one place.

The Mind the Gap 2022 Report is a roadmap and stakeholder support document for leaders - whether new to the field or experienced - who want to enrich existing or develop new gap fund programs. It provides operational benchmarks and surefire strategies for success.

"We need to ensure that there's an answer to the shortage of early-stage development capital and commercialization development support because without it, many promising technologies and startups will stall or struggle to develop, which is not a path towards the future," Johnson says. "And, despite global financial, economic, political, environmental and social volatility, research institutions continue to respond through the creative and sophisticated evolution of gap fund and accelerator programs to demonstrate their importance to innovation and society."

The Mind the Gap 2022 Report is based on 15 years of experience and data and includes 176 different gap funds affiliated with 97 research institutions. It's basically the life cycle of a gap fund and reviews everything from how to identify the gap and define gap funding to structuring the gap fund, managing the process and understanding its overarching impact on the innovation ecosystem.

Information in the report includes:

* A detailed assessment of traditional and emerging forms of early-stage capital showcases where gap funding fits in;

* Actionable strategies for raising and initiating funds and plans for sustainability based on a full review of current funding sources;

* Illustrations of specific impact and results of gap funding, including financial returns, process indicators, economic development measures and community engagement metrics;

* A design framework for a full four-step gap funding process from promotion to funding selection and evaluation to management and oversight; and

* Highlights of innovative support programs that are associated with gap funds that build an innovative community of students, faculty and mentors.

The gap funds detailed in the report have collectively been the catalyst for:

* $625M invested into reported 7,370 university tech and formational startups;

* $8B+ in follow-on capital attracted from government, corporate, angel capital and venture firms; and

* Commercialization achieved through 1,569 spinouts and 992 technologies licensed to high-tech companies.

Smart companies and investors are taking notice and making it a strategic, external innovation and investment priority to partner (or start their own) gap fund and accelerator programs for applied research, proof of concept projects, corporate venture investments and advisory/mentorship. In return, they can expect improved insights, competitive positioning and access to future technology and startups.

A summary report (free of charge) and full report is available at: https://www.innovosource.com/mind-the-gap. Special release pricing for the full report includes multiple package offerings.

About innovosource:

Over the past 15 years, innovosource (https://www.innovosource.com/) has worked with and supported hundreds of gap funding programs around the world. By partnering with research institutions and affiliates, innovosource informs, connects, and advocates for technology and startup gap funding and accelerator support programs.

Related link: https://www.innovosource.com/

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156 New Plans for Industrial Manufacturing Investment – Top Locations for July 2022

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the July 2022 results for new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 156 new projects with Texas leading the top locations for July.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type
Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 139 New Projects
Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 71 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity
New Construction - 51 New Projects
Expansion - 58 New Projects
Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 59 New Projects
Plant Closings - 11 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location - Top 10 States
Texas - 13
North Carolina - 11
Florida - 9
Georgia - 9
Indiana - 9
New York - 8
Ohio - 8
California - 6
Illinois - 5
Michigan - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of July, our research team identified 18 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who is planning to invest $192 billion for the construction of 11 semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the AUSTIN, TX and TAYLOR, TX area. The project is in the early design phase.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

NORTH CAROLINA:
Semiconductor company is planning to invest $5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in CHATHAM COUNTY, NC. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

KANSAS:
Electronics mfr. is planning to invest $4 billion for the construction of an EV battery manufacturing facility in DE SOTO, KS. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

ONTARIO:
Battery mfr. is planning to invest $1.5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in KINGSTON, ON. Construction is expected to start in 2023, with completion slated for late 2025.

NEW YORK:
Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $470 million for a 260,000 sf expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades at their processing and laboratory facility in PEARL RIVER, NY. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for early 2026.

GEORGIA:
Specialty copper foil mfr. is planning to invest $430 million for the construction of a manufacturing and office facility in AUGUSTA, GA. Construction will occur in three phases starting in early Fall 2022. Completion is slated for late 2024.

TEXAS:
Steel company is planning to invest $265 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

MINNESOTA:
Steel company is planning to invest $150 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facilities in KEETAC, MN or MINNTAC, MN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

MISSISSIPPI:
Steel tube mfr. is planning to invest $110 million for the construction of a manufacturing, warehouse, and office facility at 1923 Airport Road in COLUMBUS, MS. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2022, with completion for Summer 2023.

TEXAS:
Specialty roofing mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the construction of a 450,000 sf manufacturing, warehouse, research, and office facility in GEORGETOWN, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

SOUTH CAROLINA:
Medical equipment mfr. is planning to invest $90 million for the construction of a 270,000 sf manufacturing facility in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for 2024.

About SalesLeads, Inc.
Since 1959, SalesLeads, based in Jacksonville, FL is a leader in delivering industrial capital project intelligence and prospecting services for sales and marketing teams to ensure a predictable and scalable pipeline. Our Industrial Market Intelligence, IMI identifies timely insights on companies planning significant capital investments such as new construction, expansion, relocation, equipment modernization and plant closings in industrial facilities. The Outsourced Prospecting Services, an extension to your sales team, is designed to drive growth with qualified meetings and appointments for your internal sales team.

* Industrial Manufacturing
* Plastics
* Food and Beverage
* Metals
* Power Generation
* Pulp Paper and Wood
* Oil and Gas
* Mining and Aggregates
* Chemical
* Research and Development
* Distribution and Supply Chain
* Pipelines
* Pharmaceutical
* Misc. Industrial Buildings
* Waste Water Treatment
* Data Centers

LEARN MORE:
https://www.salesleadsinc.com/industry/industrial-manufacturing/

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156 New Plans for Industrial Manufacturing Investment – Top Locations for July 2022

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Industrial SalesLeads announced today the July 2022 results for new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 156 new projects with Texas leading the top locations for July.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type
Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 139 New Projects
Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 71 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity
New Construction - 51 New Projects
Expansion - 58 New Projects
Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 59 New Projects
Plant Closings - 11 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location - Top 10 States
Texas - 13
North Carolina - 11
Florida - 9
Georgia - 9
Indiana - 9
New York - 8
Ohio - 8
California - 6
Illinois - 5
Michigan - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of July, our research team identified 18 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who is planning to invest $192 billion for the construction of 11 semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the AUSTIN, TX and TAYLOR, TX area. The project is in the early design phase.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

NORTH CAROLINA:
Semiconductor company is planning to invest $5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in CHATHAM COUNTY, NC. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

KANSAS:
Electronics mfr. is planning to invest $4 billion for the construction of an EV battery manufacturing facility in DE SOTO, KS. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

ONTARIO:
Battery mfr. is planning to invest $1.5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in KINGSTON, ON. Construction is expected to start in 2023, with completion slated for late 2025.

NEW YORK:
Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $470 million for a 260,000 sf expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades at their processing and laboratory facility in PEARL RIVER, NY. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for early 2026.

GEORGIA:
Specialty copper foil mfr. is planning to invest $430 million for the construction of a manufacturing and office facility in AUGUSTA, GA. Construction will occur in three phases starting in early Fall 2022. Completion is slated for late 2024.

TEXAS:
Steel company is planning to invest $265 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

MINNESOTA:
Steel company is planning to invest $150 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facilities in KEETAC, MN or MINNTAC, MN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

MISSISSIPPI:
Steel tube mfr. is planning to invest $110 million for the construction of a manufacturing, warehouse, and office facility at 1923 Airport Road in COLUMBUS, MS. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2022, with completion for Summer 2023.

TEXAS:
Specialty roofing mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the construction of a 450,000 sf manufacturing, warehouse, research, and office facility in GEORGETOWN, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

SOUTH CAROLINA:
Medical equipment mfr. is planning to invest $90 million for the construction of a 270,000 sf manufacturing facility in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for 2024.

About SalesLeads, Inc.
Since 1959, SalesLeads, based in Jacksonville, FL is a leader in delivering industrial capital project intelligence and prospecting services for sales and marketing teams to ensure a predictable and scalable pipeline. Our Industrial Market Intelligence, IMI identifies timely insights on companies planning significant capital investments such as new construction, expansion, relocation, equipment modernization and plant closings in industrial facilities. The Outsourced Prospecting Services, an extension to your sales team, is designed to drive growth with qualified meetings and appointments for your internal sales team.

* Industrial Manufacturing
* Plastics
* Food and Beverage
* Metals
* Power Generation
* Pulp Paper and Wood
* Oil and Gas
* Mining and Aggregates
* Chemical
* Research and Development
* Distribution and Supply Chain
* Pipelines
* Pharmaceutical
* Misc. Industrial Buildings
* Waste Water Treatment
* Data Centers

LEARN MORE:
https://www.salesleadsinc.com/industry/industrial-manufacturing/

Related link: https://www.salesleadsinc.com/

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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: July 2022 Data

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for July 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.

A broad-based view of the entire market provides a more accurate picture of mortgage originations versus indices that are influenced by mega lenders. The July MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

July MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices show that year-over-year total lock volume (-46.5 percent) continues to drop, as expected, when compared to the white-hot summer of 2021. However, the month-over-month rate/term refinance lock figure is up 11 percent versus June 2022 due to the recent bond market rally. Total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 1.5 percent in July, with purchase locks also declining 1.5 percent month-over-month and 8.9 percent from a year ago. Rate/term refinances are down 11.4 percent and cash out refinances are down 5.3 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 77.9 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 94.2 percent. Given rate/term refinance volume was already down 90 percent year-over-year in the June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices, this month's drop does not change the total much. Please note that loan sizes were up 8.3 percent over the past year, with the average loan amount increasing from $291k to $315k.

It is important to note that MCT's rate lock activity indices are based on actual dollar volume of locked loans, not number of applications. Especially in a tight purchase market, MCT believes its methodology (using actual loans locked vs. applications) is a more reliable metric. There is a higher likelihood of having multiple applications per funded loan, and prequals do not convert at as high of a rate in the current market as has historically been the case - especially when applications are counted at the early stage of entering a property address.

INDEX VALUES TO END JULY AS A PERCENTAGE BENCHMARKED TO THE START OF THE MONTH

Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change

Total: -1.50%

Purchase: -1.50%

Rate/Term Refinance: 11.36%

Cash Out Refinance: -5.28%

INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR

Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change

Total: -46.53%

Purchase: -8.94%

Rate/Term Refinance: -94.17%

Cash Out Refinance: -77.87%

MCT will be publishing the MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices monthly, intending the data to serve as an enduring informational tool for industry participants, analysts, and watchers.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) ® has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT's offerings include mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, business intelligence and analytics, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR valuation, hedging, and bulk sales, and the world's first, truly open marketplace for loan sales. MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes within its award-winning digital platform, MCTlive! ®. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, MCT also has offices in Healdsburg, CA, Philadelphia, PA and Texas.

For more information, visit https://mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

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Treadstone 71, LLC releases details of hybrid operations and cognitive warfare actions by Iran

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Treadstone 71, LLC, your primary source for cyber intelligence and counterintelligence training and services, released in-depth details of Iranian intelligence-backed hybrid operations and cognitive warfare actions.

"Iranian intelligence uses social media to threaten and impersonate dissident groups, blatantly violating platform rules. Known intelligence operators openly working in cyberspace use social media for command and control. For example, they issue instructions to Basij Cyber Battalion members to start cyber operations against opposition groups such as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)," stated Jeff Bardin, Chief Intelligence Officer at Treadstone 71.

"Basij Cyber Battalions execute plans on Twitter using pre-defined hashtags manipulating social media. These actions combined with physical infiltration of Iranian protests and demonstrations and distributed denial of service attacks shows a hybrid warfare approach to Iranian regime attacks against any opposition, internal and external."

Treadstone 71 accessed the Iranian intelligence playbook for infiltrating protests. We found Iranian intelligence operators regularly infiltrating demonstrations, perverting protester messaging with divergent disinformation. Basij Cyber Battalions follow Telegram instructions describing how to avoid suspension on Twitter, while the regime develops devious ways to subvert and quash free speech. The plans include threatening messages and warnings on sites such as Telegram, Skype, Whatsapp, and Twitter, issuing instructions to execute cyber operations, how to create and manage fake social media accounts that impersonate media personalities, journalists, opposition leaders, and politicians while spreading false information that demonizes anything and anyone contrary to Islamic Republic's ideals.

"We discovered Iranian leadership openly discussing how to bypass Twitter API rules to programmatically post false information in 'psycho 'operations' using US-based infrastructure, continued Bardin. The operations succeeded in impersonating influencers while getting influencer followers to believe the fake posts, retweeting and liking the posts creating Twitter trends."

One of the methods used extensively by Iran's cyber operations is using personas presenting themselves as dissidents to create division between opposition groups and to use IRGC and MOIS demonization operations against prominent opposition groups. Under the pretext of internal hostility, they can advance the demonization operation against the main opposition and create deviant waves to divert public opinion from essential developments. A technique previously reported by Treadstone 71, now used in more complex and advanced methods.

Based on years of analysis and research on Iran's cyber operations, many signs recently showed a new wave of cyber activity, simultaneous with international developments and days before the scheduled annual summit of Iranian dissidents. With Putin's visit to Iran, Treadstone 71 expects Russian participation in anti-dissident operations.

The Treadstone 71 report available on https://treadstone71.com/ and via the https://cybershafarat.com/, includes information on the building of the Basij Cyber Battalions, the National Information Network and supporting data filtration and security system, Dezhfa, and the translated instructions on how to post on Twitter to avoid suspension.

About Treadstone 71, LLC

Treadstone 71's Certified Threat Intelligence and CounterIntelligence Analyst Certifications and the Intelligence Roadmap are the industry's gold standards derived from academia, the intelligence community, and Treadstone 71's experience in building cyber and threat intelligence programs at Fortune 500 organizations worldwide. We created the cyber intelligence program at Utica University! We crafted the cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, and cybercrime courses. We seamlessly extend your cyber threat intelligence team using targeted adversary research and analysis. We help you remove the risk and burden of internal organizations looking to forecast and prevent malicious cyber activity against your assets.

Learn more at: https://treadstone71.com/

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Sales Boomerang Q2 2022 Mortgage Market Opportunities Report

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today released its latest Mortgage Market Opportunities Report. Sharp quarter-over-quarter increases in equity, credit-improvement and new-listing alerts in Q2 2022 point to areas of opportunity for lenders in a contracting mortgage market.

Methodology

The Mortgage Market Opportunities Report draws on Sales Boomerang system data to identify market opportunities of relevance to today's borrowers and lenders. To generate the report, Sales Boomerang reviewed data from more than 170 residential mortgage lenders that use its borrower intelligence and retention tools to monitor millions of customer and prospect records. Sales Boomerang then calculated and compared the aggregate frequency with which those contact records triggered loan-opportunity, prescriptive-scenario and risk-and-retention alerts during the first and second quarters of 2022.

Key Findings*

Sales Boomerang's loan-opportunity alerts identify the contacts inside a lender's database who are actively shopping for a mortgage loan or who may be able to benefit from a new mortgage loan. Across the sample group, the frequency of each alert type in Q2 2022 was as follows:

* Mortgage Inquiry Alert: 3.24% of monitored contacts (down 28.58% from Q1)

A customer or prospect has shopped with a competitor in the last 24 hours.

* EPO Alert: 2.31% of monitored contacts (down 8.93% from Q1)

A customer or prospect whose loan closed ≤ 6 months ago has shopped with a competitor in the last 24 hours.

* Credit Improvement Alert: 4.10% of monitored contacts (up 131.64% from Q1)

A customer or prospect has improved their FICO score.

* New Listing Alert: 1.44% of monitored contacts (up 69.02% from Q1)

A customer or prospect has listed their home for sale.

* Equity Alert: 7.93% of monitored contacts (down 13.14% from Q1)

A customer or prospect's home equity has increased.

* Rate Alert: 2.57% of monitored contacts (down 40.63% from Q1)

The interest rate of a customer or prospect's existing mortgage is significantly higher than current prevailing rates.

Sales Boomerang's prescriptive-scenario alerts analyze not only whether a consumer could benefit from a given loan type, but also whether the consumer is credit-qualified to apply for financing. This additional layer of intelligence makes prescriptive-scenario alerts among the highest-converting available to mortgage lenders today. The frequency of each alert during Q2 2022 was as follows:

* Cash-Out Alert: 6.87% of monitored contacts (up 30.94% from Q1)

A borrower is credit qualified and has built sufficient equity to tap into the cash in their home.

* Rate-and-Term Alert: 2.53% of monitored contacts (down 48.70% from Q1)

A borrower is credit qualified and can benefit from the current interest rates for a refinance.

* FHA MI Removal Alert: 7.93% of monitored contacts (down 24.36% from Q1)

An FHA borrower has exceeded 20% equity and can remove mortgage insurance (MI).

For a subset of lenders that maintain servicing portfolios, the frequency of risk-and-retention alerts was as follows:

* Risk & Retention Alert: 21.56% of monitored contacts (down 34.41% from Q1)

A customer is engaging in one or more of 15 credit activities that may put their serviced loan at risk

Analysis*

* With New Listing Alerts on the rise for a second consecutive quarter and Realtor.com reporting that new home listings are growing at a pace not seen since 2017, purchase origination opportunities continue to dominate the market, underscoring the importance of strong referral partner relationships.

* Cash-Out Alerts increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 as tappable home equity continued to grow in many markets nationwide. Lenders that don't currently offer home-equity products (e.g., cash-out refis, HELOCs) may be leaving money on the table.

* Credit Improvement Alerts saw a significant quarter-over-quarter increase, echoing widely publicized reports that Americans' overall financial well-being has improved thanks to pandemic-related fiscal measures including government stimulus payments, tax credits and student loan moratoriums. Since FICO scores are a lagging indicator, the impact of more recent COVID variants and consumer inflation have yet to be seen in credit scores. Regardless, now is a great time for lenders to revisit loan applicants they previously turned down due to a history of poor debt repayment.

* Rising interest rates have slowed the speed at which borrowers are paying off their mortgages, as evidenced by a precipitous drop in Risk & Retention Alerts. As a result, the value of mortgage servicing rights continues to grow. Lenders must carefully weigh the pros and cons - and potential balance sheet impacts - of retaining versus selling MSRs.

* This quarter saw a decline in Mortgage Inquiry Alerts, Rate Alerts, and Rate-and-Term Alerts, a predictable result at a time when interest rates are discouraging rate shopping and refinances.

"New home listings and cash-out alerts both trended upward in Q2, making purchase and home-equity products smart areas of investment for lenders as they prioritize assignment of limited resources," said Sales Boomerang Executive Vice President of Product Mike Spotten. "Another trend we are monitoring with interest is a massive upswing in credit-improvement alerts. Mortgage advisors are going to want to revisit prospects previously denied loans for credit-related reasons before they take their business to a competitor."

*Key findings and analysis provided for informational purposes only. The data represented in the Mortgage Market Opportunities report is historical. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Sales Boomerang accepts no responsibility or liability for readers' use of the key findings or analysis included in this report.

About Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach:

Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach are trusted by more than 300 lenders, including brokers, independent mortgage companies, credit unions and banks to connect borrowers with the right loan at the right time.

Sales Boomerang transformed the relationship between mortgage lenders and borrowers with the introduction of the first automated borrower intelligence system in 2017. The company's intelligent alerts notify lenders as soon as a past customer or prospect is ready and credit-qualified for a loan. As the mortgage industry's #1 borrower retention tool, Sales Boomerang helps lenders build lasting borrower relationships that maximize lifetime customer value. To learn more, visit https://www.salesboomerang.com.

Mortgage Coach is an award-winning platform that empowers mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time. The company's side-by-side loan comparisons allow borrowers to make faster, more informed mortgage decisions while enabling lenders to consistently deliver an on-brand, consultative home financing experience that increases borrower pull-through, repeat business and referrals. To learn more, visit https://www.mortgagecoach.com.

Related link: https://www.salesboomerang.com/

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Down Payment Resource releases Q2 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,273 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.6% from Q1 to Q2 2022. This marks the third consecutive quarter the number of homebuyer assistance programs has grown.

Methodology

Published quarterly, DPR's HPI surveys the funding status, eligibility rules and benefits of U.S. homebuyer assistance programs administered by state and local housing finance agencies, municipalities, nonprofits and other housing organizations. DPR communicates with over 1,200 program providers throughout the year to track and update the country's wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates and affordable first mortgages, in the DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database.

Key Findings

The Q2 2022 HPI examined a total of 2,273 homebuyer assistance programs that were active as of July 5, 2022. Key findings are as follows:

* The net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased. The number of programs increased by 35 Q2 2022. Among them were five nationwide or multi-state programs and 12 statewide programs. Assistance for first mortgages, combined down payment and closing cost support, community second mortgages and deed restriction programs were also added.

* Support for manufactured homes increased again. For the third consecutive quarter the number of programs that support manufactured home purchases have increased. 625 programs now support manufactured home loans, up from 594 in Q1 2022.

* Programs offering veteran exemptions grew. The number of programs that waive first-time homebuyer requirements for veterans increased from 176 to 184 (4.5%) this quarter.

"Despite a slight increase in the number of inactive and suspended programs, our analysis indicates that opportunities for homebuyer assistance are continuing to grow," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "With inflation reaching 40-year highs, aggressive interest rate hikes and limited housing inventory, connecting consumers with financial support for down payment and closing costs is more important than ever. In this especially challenging housing market, program providers are finding creative ways to help qualified homebuyers overcome economic obstacles and achieve the long-term financial benefits of homeownership."

Further analysis of the Q2 2022 HPI findings, including infographics and examples of many of the programs described in this release, can be found on DPR's website at https://downpaymentresource.com/professional-resource/more-homebuyer-assistance-programs-are-introduced-as-mortgage-rates-and-home-prices-swell/.

For a complete, state-by-state list of homebuyer assistance programs, visit https://downpaymentresource.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/HPI-state-by-state-data.Q22022.pdf.

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100™. DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit DownPaymentResource.com and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

Related link: https://www.downpaymentresource.com/

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Kiosk Association July 2022 – Regulatory Snapshot

DENVER, Colo. -- U.S. Access Board next session to include EV Charging Stations, Kiosks, Information Transaction Machines and POS. Canada's CSA Group is working on new guidelines, says the Kiosk Association (KMA). Point-of-Sale is likely to center on physical access by customers and audio? KMA is a participating sponsor for the ANSI EV Panel and on two working groups. See EV Panel post.

Important - input to the ANPRM is encouraged by ALL involved parties (restaurants and hotels and whatever). Once the comments close, it is impossible to add comments. ANSI EVSP is also open to participation by all companies. Make your viewpoint heard!

Updated Regulatory Brief -- Point-by-point discussion of expected Access Board ANPRM & ANSI EV Roadmap, Assistive technology, ADA as non-delegable duty, and from the National Restaurant Association, a rare critique of upcoming ADPPA act and "alarming" provisions. Meanwhile, the HIPAA Modernization Commission continues working on HIPAA. We were interviewed for article on disability inclusion in workplace.

The federal government is ramping up, strongly, to get regulations in.

Related -- Critical privacy considerations for public-facing technology is our feature article by Evan Schuman (Evan writes for Computerworld and TechCrunch). This is the part 1. Next month Evan may focus on healthcare.

Recent Posts:
* Critical Privacy Considerations For Kiosks - Feature Article
* How Popular is Self-Checkout at Supermarkets
* EV Electric Vehicles Standards Panel Sponsor
* Medical Grade Touchmonitors from TDS Touch
* Restaurant Kiosks - GRUBBRR Rolling out Samsung Kiosk - Case Study Data
* Disability Inclusion In Workplace Interview
* EV Charging Stations LG - LG Electronics Buys Mango
* Digital Wayfinding Kiosks at Phoenix Sky Harbor
* Payment Kiosks ISVPay and UCP Provide Omnichannel
* Hotel Check-In Kiosks HITEC
* Digital Wayfinding Smart City demo at recent InfoComm
* Self-Order Kiosk by LG Released in Korea
* Should Restaurant Accessibility Standards Include Digital Menus
* Digital Signage Software - Public Transport Case Study

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June 2022 Reaches Levels in New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Projects Not Seen Since March 2022

JACKSON BEACH, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the June 2022 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects.

Research confirms 150 new projects for June 2022 as compared to March 2022 with 152 planned projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 129 New Projects

Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 71 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

New Construction - 44 New Projects

Expansion - 55 New Projects

Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 72 New Projects

Plant Closings - 9 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)
Michigan - 15
Indiana - 13
Ohio - 12
Texas - 9
California - 8
South Carolina - 7
Kentucky - 5
North Carolina - 5
Virginia - 5
Wisconsin - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of May, our research team identified 16 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by GlobiTech, Inc., who is planning to invest $5 billion for the construction of a manufacturing facility in SHERMAN, TX. Construction is expected to start in late 2022. Completion is slated for 2025.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

OHIO:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $1.5 billion for an expansion and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in AVON LAKE, OH. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

OREGON:

Lithium battery mfr. is planning to invest $450 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in REDMOND, OR. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

CONNECTICUT:

Semiconductor components mfr. is planning to invest $250 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in WILTON, CT. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

TENNESSEE:

Specialty food packaging products mfr. is planning to invest $200 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in VONORE, TN. Completion is slated for late 2023.

OHIO:

Biotechnology company is expanding and planning to invest $150 million for the construction of a 350,000 sf laboratory and processing facility at 9885 Innovation Campus Way in NEW AL­BANY, OH. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

GEORGIA:

Industrial equipment mfr. is planning to invest $140 million for the construction of a 650,000 sf warehouse and manufacturing facility in GAINESVILLE, GA. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in 2022. Completion is slated for late Summer 2024.

ARKANSAS:

Lumber company is expanding and planning to invest $131 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in WALDO, AR. Completion is slated for late 2024.

MONTANA:

Food production company is planning for the construction of a meat, dairy, poultry processing, and warehouse complex in GREAT FALLS, MT. The project also includes the construction of a 20,000 distillery and production facility at the site. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

MISSOURI:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $95 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades at their manufacturing facility in KANSAS CITY, MO. They have recently received approval for the project.

MICHIGAN:

Food safety products mfr. is planning to invest $70 million for the construction of a 175,000 sf manufacturing facility in LANSING, MI. Construction is expected to start in Fall 2022.

About SalesLeads, Inc.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based in Jacksonville, FL is a leader in delivering industrial capital project intelligence and prospecting services for sales and marketing teams to ensure a predictable and scalable pipeline. Our Industrial Market Intelligence, IMI identifies timely insights on companies planning significant capital investments such as new construction, expansion, relocation, equipment modernization and plant closings in industrial facilities. The Outsourced Prospecting Services, an extension to your sales team, is designed to drive growth with qualified meetings and appointments for your internal sales team.

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* Oil and Gas

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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: June 2022 Data

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for June 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels. A broad-based view of the entire market provides a more accurate picture of mortgage originations versus indices that are influenced by mega lenders. The June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices show that that total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 3.8 percent in June, and total lock volume is down 32.0 percent from a year ago as purchases continue to make up most originator volume. Purchase locks declined 1.63 percent month-over-month, but a mere 4.6 percent from a year ago. The increase in mortgage rates is also evident as refinance volume continues to fall. Rate/term refinances are down 12.4 percent and cash out refinances are down 18.7 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 64.5 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 90.4 percent. Given rate/term refinance volume was already down 90 percent year-over-year in the May MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices, this month's drop does not change the total much. Please note that loan sizes were up 8.3 percent over the past year, with the average loan amount increasing from $291k to $315k.

It is important to note that MCT's rate lock activity indices are based on actual dollar volume of locked loans, not number of applications. Especially in a tight purchase market, MCT believes its methodology (using actual loans locked vs. applications) is a more reliable metric. There is a higher likelihood of having multiple applications per funded loan, and prequals do not convert at as high of a rate in the current market as has historically been the case - especially when applications are counted at the early stage of entering a property address.

INDEX VALUES TO END MAY AS A PERCENTAGE BENCHMARKED TO THE START OF THE MONTH
Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change
Total: -3.83%
Purchase: -1.63%
Rate/Term Refinance: -12.43%
Cash Out Refinance: -18.74%

INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR
Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change
Total: -32.03%
Purchase: -4.63%
Rate/Term Refinance: -90.39%
Cash Out Refinance: -64.47%

MCT will be publishing the MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices monthly, intending the data to serve as an enduring informational tool for industry participants, analysts, and watchers.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT)® has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT's offerings include mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, business intelligence and analytics, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR valuation, hedging, and bulk sales, and the world's first, truly open marketplace for loan sales. MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes within its award-winning digital platform, MCTlive!®. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, MCT also has offices in Healdsburg, CA, Philadelphia, PA and Texas.

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