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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