Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Racial Differences in Achieving The American Dream

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is deeply rooted in the American Dream. quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index […]

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Generational Differences In Achieving The American Dream

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Quote attributed to Colin Powell   An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American sentiment”. The study is conducted monthly by […]

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Bridging The Gap Between Social Media and Economic Development (Infographic)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

We do not have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it. Quote attributed to: Erik Qualman While we consider social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to be unique and new, the reality behind it all, is that these websites are merely an evolution of discussion […]

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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 Role Does Emotion Play In The Capital Investment Decision?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

I have started authoring a new e-Book to share some market research data on the drivers of capital investment decisions. As part of the background for the eBook, I researched the role of emotion in business decision-making. This is an area most economic development professionals associate with B2C efforts not B2B. The prevailing belief is […]

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Put First Things First

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

I was recently asked by a LinkedIn connection for my thoughts on the importance of communities investing in an effective marketing program to attract capital investment. The question was asked as a follow-up to my panel presentation at the recent IEDC annual conference in Houston. Given the importance of the question, I thought I would […]

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Does Quality of Place Matter?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The October 2012 issue of Business Xpansion Journal carried an article entitled “Quality of Place Leads to Quality Returns”.  It is a great article encouraging economic development professionals to consider the long-term implications of strategic choices on asset creation, infrastructure investment and public policy reform. Scoop.it “Quality of Place decisions can result in immediate returns, […]

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Utilizing the American Dream Composite Index To Identify State Level Performance Gaps

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The American Dream Composite Index is a measure of the degree to which people living in the United States are realizing the American Dream. The Index “gauges our nation’s well-being as a function of the multifaceted American Dream.” It is a statistically validated measure produced by a team of professors at the Xavier University in […]

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Atlas Advertising – High Performance EDO Report

Monday, October 8th, 2012

In my opinion, one of the things that separate a good supplier from a great supplier is the proactive contribution of knowledge to an industry. This passion for helping the profession learn and belief that a rising tide raises all boats is laudable. Every year I attend the annual IEDC Conference with the hope that […]

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IEDC Annual Conference – Houston (Wednesday Impressions)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

  Hard to believe it is the last day of the Conference already. Time has truly flown by quickly. Today will be a couple of important sessions and then a long journey home. Here is what I learned today. Corporate Real Estate Directors Session This session provided an opportunity to hear the voice of the […]

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