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Oct 22, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Placemaking: Investing to Draw and Keep Talent

Charlotte NC is a fast-growing U.S. city

Livability and talent recruitment have become the conjoined twins of economic development. If you want to have a puncher’s chance of drawing talent to your community, you need to encourage creation of the environment that appeals to them.

Oct 17, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Back to the Burbs: More Millennials Settling Outside Cities

Quality of Life: Dusk Falls on Sioux Falls

Affordability, space and amenities are three reasons suburbs are outpacing cities in their attraction of Millennials.

Oct 10, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Price of Productivity: Manufacturing Wages Spike in Industrial States

CrustBuster/Speed King in Dodge City, Kan

Manufacturing is more lucrative than ever before, as companies shell out record wage increases to fill skill shortages and compete for the best workers.

Oct 8, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Gown Helps Town: Universities and Economic Development

College towns derive numerous economic and quality of life benefits from the presence of a campus.

If universities and livability make good companions, so to do universities and economic development. It must be true because there’s even an association to promote such working relationships between town and gown. The University Economic Development Association announced its annual Awards of Excellence that recognize leading-edge initiatives thathigher education institutions are leading to promote research, talent development, entreprenurship, innovation and collaboration between colleges and communities – key drivers in any local economy.

Oct 2, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Rising Star: Secrets Behind the Red-Hot Nashville Economy

downtown Nashville skyline

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham shares his insights on the secrets to Nashville’s rising star and its red-hot economy.

Oct 1, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Manufacturing: Building Gains in Personal Income

Technology & Manufacturing: Worker on processing line

The Southwest energy belt also saw earnings growth for nondurable manufacturing that outpaced the national average. Oklahoma, with earnings growth of 4 percent in nondurable goods manufacturing, led all states in the quarter.

Sep 25, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Growth Gusher: Record Growth Expected Across the Energy Supply Chain

Industry: Natural energy, oil drilling

The domestic energy boom is about to get bigger. A new survey predicts record growth in employment, jobs and revenue for firms throughout the energy supply chain that support oil and gas production.