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Emotion – The Secret Tool For Economic Development

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

If your community does not have an emotional benefit in your brand promise, you are going to lose. I appreciate that many “old school” economic development professionals will disagree.  Instead of leveraging an emotional benefit, they prefer to focus on traditional quantitative numbers requested in RFPs and cash incentives to succeed.  They will tell you […]

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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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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 […]

American Dream Insights – December 2014

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Interview with Xavier University Professor Dr. Gregory Smith Job environment and satisfaction with job benefits and security are part of the ADCI Economic sub-index. What do the December ADCI data suggest about people’s sentiment with respect to their job situation? Dr. Greg Smith: The job area continues to be a strength. Both the job environment […]

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How Investing in STEM Can Help Local Economies

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, is the way of the future. It’s where the jobs are, and where America needs to be to remain competitive in a global economy.

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Make The Short List In Site Selection

Monday, November 17th, 2014

In the 2014 DCI Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing Report, business executives cited incentives information as the most useful feature of an economic development organization’s website. That is what the data say.

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Primacy of Place and The American Dream

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The quality of our cities effects the cultural underpinnings of the American Dream and therefore the nature and location of the growth we choose.  They are interdependent and connected at the root by our sense of community. The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream by Peter Calthorpe I recently presented at a Primacy […]

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Impending Labor Crisis

Monday, August 25th, 2014

In the spirit of sharing, I thought you might find my notes valuable. Feel free to use them as you deem appropriate. I stayed pretty true to the actual words from the articles I read. So, if you want to use any of the following as quotes and need a citation, simply copy and past the statement in your browser to find the original article.

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The Importance of High-Speed Internet Infrastructure to Support Start-Ups

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Experts believe that, by the year 2016, 192 million Americans will be shopping and choosing games from Game-blog-ranking.com to play online, spending as much as $327bn between them. With this in mind, it has never been more important for businesses to develop their online presence, customers just prefer to do everything online, especially when it […]

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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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