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The world of economic development is not going through the usual incremental changes it's always gone through; it's going through massive step-changes. The sooner that EDOs and their Boards realize this, the sooner they can take stock of their own situation and make...read more
I recently had the honor and pleasure of attending my eighth consecutive Site Selectors Guild conference. For those of you who may not be familiar with the organization, the Site Selectors Guild is the only organization that both represents the site selection...read more
Ady Advantage has seen the future of economic development, and although the key players are the same - companies, talent, and the communities themselves - the model has literally reversed itself. The diagram below shows how we have moved from economic development that...read more
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