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This is the fourth article in a series about the role of Local EDOs, Regional EDOs, State EDOs, and Utility ED in what I call the Economic Development Ecosystem. My experience is that the strongest areas of the country are those where all four components are strong...read more
Congratulations! You won the big contract. Now it's time to deliver! In order to do so, you'll need more room, and more people. The decision of where you locate will likely determine how profitable this new business is for your company. For starters, contrast the...read more
This is the third article in a series about economic development ecosystems. The first two focused on the roles of local and regional EDOs. Utility ED partners are always at the table, even if they are not often front and center. Their role in the economic development...read more
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