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A Word of Advice for Amazon HQ2 Communities

High-profile location projects like Amazon HQ2 magnify the importance of some economic development basics. Most important piece of advice I give to local governments, which doesn’t necessarily hold in the case of Amazon, is to get absolutely clear on the … Read More

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IEDC 2017

In September of 2017, IEDC hosted another successful Annual Conference in the beautiful city of Toronto! We had a pleasure talking to everyone in the exhibit hall and during our learning lab. Below are links to handouts, presentation videos and … Read More

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ED Secret from 014: ED Microsite Marketing

During this month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets, Kristin Reese, Executive Director of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, emphasizes how vital marketing is in the economic development field. From creating community awareness to helping your businesses market themselves, ED … Read More

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014 – Economic Development Secrets – Kristin Reese, Cleveland County, NC

This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Kristin Reese, Executive Director of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP). Kristin joined CCEDP in 2006. As a part of a talented and productive staff of three [plus, one awesome intern], … Read More

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013 – 02 – Economic Development Secrets – ED Best Practices Round Up

“Everybody in your town is your marketing team.” – John Clary, Levelland EDC In this two episode special, Paul Scheuren and Nicole D’Souza of Impact DataSource discuss economic development advice and other tips shared by the 34 panelists during their … Read More

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013 – 01 – Economic Development Secrets – ED Best Practices Round Up

“The worst thing you can do is be introduced to a business owner when there’s a problem.” – Tim Chase, Hutto EDC In this two episode special, Paul Scheuren and Nicole D’Souza of Impact DataSource discuss economic development advice and … Read More

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Business Retention & Expansion – SCORE Counseling

There is no template for Business Retention and Expansion – there are always different issues, people, businesses, and many more unique features. However, across the board, communities need to give extra TLC to their small businesses who can use all … Read More

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013 – Economic Development Secrets – ED Best Practices Round Up

In this two episode special, Paul Scheuren and Nicole D’Souza of Impact DataSource discuss economic development advice and other tips shared during their Texas Economic Development Best Practices Summits this Spring. Impact DataSource held 11 ED Best Practices Summits throughout … Read More

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Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s Impact Dashboard Model 2017

The partnership between Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and Impact DataSource continues. Impact DataSource is again providing access to a customized Impact DashBoard model for IMPA members. Impact DashBoard is the only impact model developed specifically for economic developers. The … Read More

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ED Secret from 012: Emphasizing Vocational Trades Careers

Sean Stockard, President/CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, TX, joined us on this month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets. Sean is very passionate about making sure high school students know all of their options in regards to … Read More

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