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Assorted Links Wednesday

The "diamonds in the rough" edition.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
2 min read
Assorted Links Wednesday
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Bob Hess, writing on LinkedIn:

I have literally been on the road for 2.5 straight months doing location strategy with several extremely bright and successful executives and their teams....and the majority of scenarios we are investigating are in these Tier II, III, IV and micropolitan areas, diamonds in the rough if I may. Something for everybody as we come out of COVID....all strata of economic places and people.

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Why Agatha Christie could afford a maid and a nanny but not a car: The counterintuitive principle that explains the modern world.

Dean Barber, writing on LinkedIn:

If the U.S. is to grow its competitive advantage and expand its future workforce, I believe that our country has to be a desirable destination for the world’s science, tech, and entrepreneurial talent.
And that means repairing an image of not being a welcoming place for high-value talent. Doing so will correspondingly increase foreign direct investment in this country, something that economic developers know is hugely important to their local economies.

Online marketing: Link building tactics that actually work.

  1. Stats compilation
  2. Data-backed research report
  3. A free tool
  4. Guest posting
  5. Unlinked mentions
  6. HARO (or similar)

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.