Strengthening Brand America
Bridging the gap between global perception and
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reality through effective place branding.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Quote attributed to: Benjamin Franklin There are a number of ways this website provides to increase your knowledge about place branding. Two of the best are: Read The Expert Interviews Listen To The Podcasts With Economic Development Leaders I encourage you to take advantage of everything available […]
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The Atlantic published (August 2019) an article about the work of Raj Chetty, PhD. Raj is studying the effect of place on generational social mobility. The essence of his work is that place matters. I would encourage every economic development professional to read this article. It will give you cause for pause. While Raj can identify where opportunity for […]
Where is the American Dream Easiest to Achieve?
Brand America's promise is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But, the ability to realize the American Dream may depend on where you live. Xavier University has created a unique and robust statistical measure that quantifies the American Dream. These data form the basis for The Burghard Group’s annual American Dream States and Cities Report. This new Gold Standard designation identifies the few locations where a unique combination of assets, infrastructure, public policies and programs makes it easier for residents to achieve their American Dream.
Do you live in an American Dream State or City?