Nov 21, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Talent Trajectory: Graduates Seeking Culturally Cool, Affordable Cities

Dining Overview

New report shows that more young, college-educated graduates are moving into urban neighborhoods – and the influx of talent is transforming them for good.

Nov 13, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Energy, Technology Driving Economic Recovery, GDP Growth Nationally

Energy: Alternative resources oil derrick and wind turbine silhouettes

The road to economic recovery has been a long one for many cities across the U.S. since the Great Recession ended. Just a handful of regions have experienced full recovery, and many of the nation’s largest cities are still reeling from fiscal turmoil that has forced permanent cuts in public services. Despite the obstacles, some […]

Nov 5, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Trends in Economic Development: Texas, Talent and More

The Star of Texas

The largest amount of net job creation is coming out of high-growth, high potential companies. Livability is playing a much larger role in where innovation companies are hatched. And entrepreneurship isn’t just about a recent college grad with a big idea.

Oct 29, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Airports and Site Location: New Lift for HQs

Dallas Fort Worth Airport

How ’bout them airports? In the age of the global economy, airports and site location go together like a tray table locked in the upright position. Proximity to a major airport, especially one that offers international service, has become one of the key metrics in a location decision for a headquarters. A hub airport, same-day […]

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.