Archive for January 2017

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What Is Blocking The American Dream In Florida?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Sunshine State Roughly 20.6 million people live in Florida. he state’s economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renown for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees. Florida has four MSAs with a population greater […]

What is Blocking The American Dream in New York?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Empire State Roughly 19.8 million people live in New York.   Whenever anybody thinks of New York, images of New York City (the most populous city in the nation) come to mind. But, New York actually has two other MSAs with population greater than 1 million: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, and Rochester. I believe the most appropriate […]

How To Start A Blog For Your Community

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers Blogging – The Opportunity For People To Get To Know Your Community Why Blog One of the biggest complaints from elected officials is that their community is the world’s best-kept secret. Paradoxically though they are reluctant to allocate […]

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What is blocking the American Dream in Texas?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Lone Star State Roughly 26.5 million people live in Texas.   Texas is a major agricultural state and an industrial powerhouse. It is second only to Alaska in landmass. It leads in the commercial categories of oil, cattle, sheep and cotton. Texas has 4 MSAs with population greater than 1 million: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, […]

What Does Leadership Look Like In Economic Development?

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

When I talk to managers I get the feeling they are important.  When I talk to leaders I get the feeling I am important. One of the challenges for economic development professionals is to understand how to become an effective leader in a work environment where you have little directive control. Facilitation and relationship building […]

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What Is Blocking The American Dream In California?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Eureka! ; The Golden State Roughly 38.8 million people live in California.   It is the most populous state in the United States. If it were a country, California would be the sixth largest economy in the world. There are 482 cities and towns in California. The majority of these are within one of 5 MSAs […]

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