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By: Janet Ady, President, and Jordan Ackerman, Senior Research Specialist/Project Manager “A rising tide lifts all boats.” That phrase is commonly attributed to John F. Kennedy. But in the decades of economic growth and development the country has experienced since...
Back in the good old days – I’m talking about December before the coronavirus pandemic – site selectors thought about security mostly in two dimensions: natural disasters and man-made threats like crime or terrorism. Now a third dimension has entered our...
As economic developers start to pivot from the triage work of reaching out to existing businesses and connecting them with business resources, the big question is, “What should we focus on now to most favorably position our community for the future?” None of us...
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