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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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Add 100’s to Your Town’s Population in 90 Days or Less

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Guest Blog Post authored by Allan Hooper This title sounds like a community’s version of a get rich infomercial. However, stay with this for a couple of paragraphs and see if it just might make sense. In the 1970’s and 80’s Morris Massey, a management guru, popularized the idea of motivating people by better understanding […]

How To Control A Run Away Budget

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Where you are today is the sum of every choice you have ever made.  If you don’t like where you are, start making different choices. I recently participated in an interesting discussion with an elected official on the best way to control rising budget expenditures. My position was to adopt a zero-based budget approach and […]

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Where Has Media Integrity Gone? [National Survey Results]

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money. Quotation attributed to: A.J. Liebling Research Background My personal hypothesis is the Media has become part of the problem in the U.S.. Rather than providing unbiased reporting of the news, the Media increasingly creates the news.  In […]

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Do You Know America’s Chief Marketing Officer?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

“The last person I ever want working for me is someone who says ‘that’s not in my job description.” Quote attributed to: Neil Tyson My friend Andy Levine authored a blog post for Forbes about his interview with Vinai Thummalapally, the Executive Director of SelectUSA. Vinai has been in position for just over a year and […]

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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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Document Management Industry Overview

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Document Management for Economic Development Professionals Document management and business support software systems prove to be of growing importance in the economic and financial service industries. With more businesses now turning to a cost-effective paperless system in favor of digital solutions the time has come to change along with today’s innovation – ensuring your organization […]

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New Report Announces the 2013 American Dream Cities

Friday, May 30th, 2014

See on Scoop.it – American Dream Is your city an American Dream City? Our nation’s promise is that you have the opportunity to achieve your American Dream.  However, your abili Ed Burghard‘s insight: New Report Announces American Dream Cities See on bxjmag.com What do you think of this post?Awesome (0)Interesting (0)Useful (0)Boring (0)Sucks (0)

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Montana – Home of Residents Living the American Dream | Real Estate Montana & Co.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

See on Scoop.it – American Dream Montana ranks #1 in the study, the American Dream Composite Index (ADCI). A second study, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI), ranks Montana #6. Ed Burghard‘s insight: Montana – An American Dream State See on www.realmt.com What do you think of this post?Awesome (0)Interesting (0)Useful (0)Boring (0)Sucks (0)

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Columbus Named a Top 10 American Dream City

Friday, May 30th, 2014

See on Scoop.it – American Dream The Strengthening Brand America Project has performed an analysis of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas and designated seven American Dream Cities. Ed Burghard‘s insight: Columbus is an American Dream City See on www.columbus.org What do you think of this post?Awesome (0)Interesting (0)Useful (0)Boring (0)Sucks (0)

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