Archive for July 2013

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Can Detroit Turn The Corner?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

DETROIT NEEDS A NEW BRAND PROMISE TO SUCCEED I debated about commenting on Detroit’s recent decision to pursue bankruptcy as a strategy for stimulating the start of an economic turnaround.  According to news coverage, the decision has the potential to impact the financial stability of other cities by raising speculation among bond investors that it […]

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What Are The Challenges Economic Development Should Address?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

NEW PRESENTATION IN PROCESS I am in the process of creating a presentation that supports shifting the focus of economic development from year-over-year job growth to enabling residents to better achieve the American Dream.  To help make the case, I have created a module that looks at the driving needs of employers and residents in […]

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Leveraging The Positive Power of Influencers

Monday, July 8th, 2013

INFLUENCER MARKETING How can you extend the reach of your communication effort and tell your community story in a compelling way that helps create a positive buzz?  You leverage the power of influencers.  Influencers are people and organizations that a decision maker trusts and listens to.  Influencers are seen as objective, third party opinion leaders, […]

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Incentives or Community Revitalization? – Interview with Kate Singleton

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Kate Singleton is the Principle and Director of Planning and Preservation and Downtown Revitalization Services at the CRS Group.  Kate and I are in several LinkedIn Groups together.  I have been consistently impressed with the thoughtfulness of her comments and the depth of her expertise.  I thought it would be interesting to tap into Kate’s […]

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Effective Use of Incentives – Interview With Della Rucker

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I have known Della Rucker for a few years now.  She also lives in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  What impresses me most about Della is not her depth of expertise built over a remarkable 20+ year career, it is her unbounded enthusiasm and passion for the profession of economic development and the people it serves. […]

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