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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
Sound economic development policy should consider productivity more than job creation. If a company is not productive, then it is not competitive, and it will not stay in existence for very long. However, advances in technology can displace employees. When that...read more
In my work, I have the opportunity to travel all over the country and meet with all types of businesses that have recently relocated or expanded. While I always enjoy hearing the success stories and will be forever curious about why a business chooses one location...read more
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