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This blog is for all those communities, especially rural ones, that for a generation attracted manufacturing businesses with a value proposition focused on low wages, plentiful unskilled or low-skilled workers, a strong work ethic, and a low cost of living. I’m here...
Last week, I had the honor of presenting a session at the National Rural Economic Development Association’s (NREDA) annual conference. The topic was Talent Strategies, and the room was packed with some of the best and brightest economic developers and utility ED pros...
As Ady Advantage works with our economic development organization (EDO) clients, we always stress what I believe to be the most important factors to successful economic development: Regionalism and alignment, the ongoing coordination and cooperation among economic...
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