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I’ve recently been introduced to a new term (for me at least):  Zoomtowns.  This refers to smaller communities, often also known as gateway communities, that are attracting highly skilled and
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The International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual conference is going virtual next week.  While I won’t see you in Dallas, hopefully we can connect on line.  I’ll be leading a
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Tax incentives for investors serve as one of our primary tools to incentivize investment in startups and in other types of desirable economic development activities.  Examples include tax credits for
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As small businesses continue the long slog of recovery from COVID-19 impacts, we’re going to need all hands on deck.  We are going to need more resources for business technical
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As we continue to slog toward an economic recovery from the pandemic, communities around the US are coming to grips with the problem of housing.  Simply put, too many places
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It’s back to school time again.  If you’re pursuing professional development or just want to learn about new trends in economic development, join us on September 17-18, 2020 for another
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I recently returned from our annual Maine vacation to find my pre-ordered copy of The Startup Community Way by Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway.  This new book follows up on
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I just finished an interesting new book by Martin Sandbu, economics writer for The Financial Times. The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and
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I will admit that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about or studying fiduciary rules related to retirement plans, but a new proposal from the Department of Labor
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