Posts Tagged ‘rising stars’

The Musts Of Social Media For Economic Development

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Social media, which is essentially the means of using technology to share information and ideas with friends, family, and colleagues, is far from a new phenomenon, yet it continues to rise in popularity and stature. In fact, the rise in social media, from blogs, forums, content-sharing websites, and social networks to online gaming, podcasts, business […]

What You Need To Know About Effective Print Advertising

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half. Quotation attributed to: John Wanamaker Most Print Promotion Fails Because It Violates One Or More Of These Criteria I have always been amazed at the amount of lousy print promotion in the market place.  This is promotion created […]

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American Dream – RNC Debate

Friday, August 7th, 2015

I was struck and disappointed by the lack of discussion in the RNC debate about the American Dream.  It is true the candidates spoke about topics that can impact resident attainment of their American Dream, but there was little overt connection between their proposed actions and the American Dream. For example, any action on turbocharging the […]

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How To Find A Job You Love And Live The American Dream

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Adecco Management believes that finding the “right” job can accelerate achievement of your American Dream. This is a premise I tend to agree with.

The American Dream In Black And White

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Surprisingly (or maybe not so), the data suggest no real difference overall in attainment of the American Dream between Black and White resident populations in the USA.

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SWOT Made Easy

Friday, July 10th, 2015

“Working hard doesn’t necessarily mean being productive, unless it is accompanied with an effective strategic plan of action.” ― Edmond Mbiaka One of the things I love is when experts send me useful information to share with you.  It is a win:win situation.  I get some good material to blog about and you get some great […]

Alan Tio Interview – 40 Under 40 Winner

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Alan Tio is currently Senior VP for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.  In his role, Alan leads teams involved in business development, marketing and regional initiatives.  His focus is strengthening Brand Indiana.  Prior to this assignment, Alan was President of the Whitley County Economic Development Group.  I had an opportunity to get to know Alan […]

Which Nation Is The Most Globally Competitive?

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

According to the recently published 2014/15 Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking Report, the United States is. “For the fourth consecutive year, the United States of America tops Bloom Consulting’s Country Brand Ranking © 2014-2015 Trade Edition. The country’s dominance in terms of FDI, along with the effectiveness of its IPA strategy (as measured by its […]

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How To Think About Rankings

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Each year with the help of Xavier University I publish two annual rankings.  The first is the American Dream States Report, and the second is the American Dream Cities Report.  Both are based on resident sentiment regarding the degree to which they are achieving their American Dream.  The data I use is from a robust […]

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Madison Silvert Interview – 40 Under 40 Winner

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Madison Silvert, J.D., AICP is President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.  The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is the primary economic development office for the Owensboro region. Greater Owensboro is the business, retail, medical and cultural hub of the western Kentucky region. It is located on the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky. […]

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