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Economic Development and Developers in the News #80

Econ dev news from 154 economic development executives and organizations in 26 states and Canada, and Europe.

Economic Development and Developers in the News #80
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How To Make People An Economic Development Asset

If your workforce isn't an asset, your community is forgoing jobs from existing companies and losing out on potential jobs from outside investors.

How To Make People An Economic Development Asset
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Podcast Episode 67 - How to Build a Business Accelerator in Your Small Town With Jana Sanchez

Her accelerator is comprehensive executive education that is helping her mountain tourist town's businesses to expand.

Podcast Episode 67 - How to Build a Business Accelerator in Your Small Town With Jana Sanchez
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24 New Economic Development Jobs This Week

Econ dev jobs in 10 states, and Canada. From $46k - $168k

24 New Economic Development Jobs This Week
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The 30 Things Economic Developers Need To Know This Week

The stories that Dane thinks you need to see from this week. September 29, 2022 edition.

The 30 Things Economic Developers Need To Know This Week

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Assorted Links Thursday

What would the iPhone have cost in 1991?

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Assorted Links Wednesday

China, mortgage rates, industrial production, employment, bed time and more.

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Assorted Links Tuesday

Property taxes, municipal broadband, large site selection projects, and more.

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Assorted Links Monday

Factory jobs are booming like it’s the 1970s, remote work drove over 60% of house-price surge, and more.

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Example Economic Development Performance Measures

Ideally, your metrics should be tied to the specific goals of your economic development strategy.

Example Economic Development Performance Measures
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Emails from EDOs

From Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Economic Development Australia Limited, Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, Fort Collins Business Newsletter, and Medina County Economic Development Corporation

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Emails from EDOs

Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fort Collins Business Newsletter, Fort Worth Chamber, Georgina Economic Development & Tourism, Great Falls Development Authority, and more.

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EDC Sarasota County, LAEDC, Obion County Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Economic Development Corporation, South Central Economic Development District, and Vista Chamber of Commerce

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Bringing Back Local Small Scale Manufacturing

Small-scale local manufacturing might just be key to bringing energy back to our struggling main streets, says Ilana Preuss.

Bringing Back Local Small Scale Manufacturing
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Emails from EDOs

Happy Labor Day from the Econ Dev Show