This is the frontier of the uncommon and unexplored – in essence, these are our custom solutions. Some examples include the feasibility of a rail-served industrial park, a fresh approach to developing talent strategies, and the identification of new incentives policies that factor in trends such as productivity based on automation.
It’s no longer enough to say that your place is a great place to live, work and play! You need to know more – specifically about what types of people and industries would place the greatest value on your area’s particular mix of assets (see market research), how to communicate with them about your place, and how to reach them.
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Today’s economic development has been redefined. The convergence of people, place, and politics has created the need for a new approach to economic development. An approach that works to include more stakeholders, develop a community’s culture, and respond to a more...read more
As mentioned in a previous blog, the drivers of economic development are changing from directly growing jobs and investment (“business development”) to those that are designed to improve the quality of place in order to promote the retention and attraction of talent,...read more
Economic Development has had an exciting few years. The announcement of the Amazon HQ2 RFP enticed hundreds of communities across North America to submit their version of Amazon HQ2. Foxconn produced one of the largest economic development incentives valued at over $3...read more
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