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Economic Gardening

An entrepreneur-oriented approach to prosperity: grow from within In contrast to relocation or startup initiatives, Economic Gardening® targets second-stage companies already operating in a community. It helps these existing businesses grow larger by assisting them with strategic issues and providing them with customized research.Economic Gardening differs dramatically from traditional types of business assistance. It’s not

Transforming Five Economic Development Marketing Tactics from “Blah” to “Ah-Hah”

 June 27, 2014 by Jordan Robinson Looking for new business leads? Look no further than the site selection community—who have become supporters and valuable resources for economic developers looking to expand their project pipeline. So how can economic development professionals get on a site selector’s radar? Instead of sticking to the status quo, economic development

Change Management in Government

By Frank Ostroff When Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans in the summer of 2005, the deaths, injuries, and damage to property that resulted were stark reminders of the cost to all of us when government at any level—federal, state, or local—does not perform as well as it should. The year before, the 9/11 Commission found that

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. How do designers make cars safer? They treat them like a school of fish. Safe Swarm, recently unveiled by Honda, uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow cars to pass information on to other

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful. How do you give feedback that helps someone learn