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Podcast Episode 74 - Shop Local First with Steve Fletcher

Shopping local is more than just a holiday initiative.

Podcast Episode 74 - Shop Local First with Steve Fletcher
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34 New Economic Development Jobs This Week

Econ dev jobs in 15 states. From $58k - $185k

34 New Economic Development Jobs This Week
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The 22 Things to Economic Developers Need to Know This Week

The stories that Dane thinks you need to see this week. December 1, 2022 edition.

The 22 Things to Economic Developers Need to Know This Week
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Economic Development and Developers in the News #87

Econ dev news from 318 economic development executives and organizations in 33 states and Canada.

Economic Development and Developers in the News #87
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How to Create More Community "Leaderfulness"

Your community doesn't need more leadership, it needs a larger, more diverse group of leaders.

How to Create More Community "Leaderfulness"

Recent Posts

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USDA Seeks Applications to Support Rural Regional Economic and Community Development Planning

To support projects that will help rural people and economies prepare for the future.

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From Australia: What is Economic Development?

Economic Development Australia's brand-new video which showcases the importance of economic development to Australian communities.

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2022 Talent Attraction Scorecard

New reports on talent attraction and skills-based strategies.

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Next Week: National Veterans Small Business Week

Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

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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