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For those of you who know me, you know that I have a special place in my heart for rural economic development. This past year, I have continued to have the honor of spending time with many leaders in this realm. From the formal presentations and informal discussions,...read more
Growth and expansion is an exciting challenge to have. I use the word challenge intentionally because identifying a new location is a crucial decision. The wrong choice can prove to be very expensive and altogether disastrous. As most companies do not have the team of...read more
As we all know, Amazon’s announcement of its HQ2 is certainly a game changer in economic development. It challenges the traditional site selection process in many ways. And, it certainly places a lot of the negotiation power in the hands of the company. The seven-page...read more
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