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Practical Use Of The American Dream Data

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

7 Steps To Better Enabling Residents To Achieve Their American Dream

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What Does It Take To Be An American Dream State?

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

In a democracy, people get the government they deserve Alexis de Toqueville (or maybe Joseph de Maistre) In 2014, gubernatorial elections will be held in 36 states and three territories. There are 31 incumbent governors eligible to run for reelection and eight incumbent governors who are term-limited or have announced they will not seek reelection. […]

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I Believe In The American Dream

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Fundamentally, the American Dream is about hope – the hope that every individual of whatever status has the chance to be all that he or she can be.  Dr. Greg Smith   James Truslow Adams, in his book The Epic of America (written in 1931) described the American Dream as “that dream of a land […]

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TEDC Mid-Year Conference Experience

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Everything Is Bigger In Texas I thought I would share my experience presenting data on the American Dream at the 2014 Texas Economic Development Council Mid-Year Conference. First, if anybody is wondering why Texas is a consistent winner of the Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup Award, I believe it is directly related to the people […]

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Creating A Brand Masterplan For Your Community

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Sharpening The Saw One of the 7 Habits of highly Effective People is their focus on “sharpening the saw”, i.e. improving their professional skills.  This is a critical behavior for long-term career success.  Mastering basic skills before taking on responsibility for an assignment dramatically improves your probability of success. My friend Malcolm Allan, in partnership […]

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The Best Branding Does Not happen By Accident

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Clean-cut branding is key to success Significant economic change takes time, and public perception of this activity invariably follows at an even slower pace. It is therefore critical for those individuals and organizations working within the economic development industry to give sufficient care and attention to building and maintaining a positive reputation for their communities. […]

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The Many Languages of America

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes According to Xavier University research, valuing diversity is one of the dimensions of the American Dream.  People want to feel like their opinion matters and have confidence there is a way for them to express their opinion so it can be heard and considered.  Based on […]

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