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A few weeks ago, Ady Advantage's Strategic Planning Project Manager Jason Vangalis and Lead Researcher Ashley Scray attended IEDC’s Annual Conference and Strategic Planning Workshop in Toronto. They enjoyed catching up with some of our current and former clients,...read more
As an economic developer, you have probably heard countless times and know from experience that a majority of your community’s job growth and investment will come from existing businesses. In addition, a solid business retention and expansion (BRE) program is the best...read more
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
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