Monthly Archives: February 2012

Local Factors in an Uncertain Economic Time

For me, the more important part of the article is the last paragraph, stated below. http://www.areadevelopment.com/siteSelection/January2012/uncertain-economic-development-expansion-environment-776542.shtml “Uncertainty is the enemy of capital investment. For companies, that will mean continued caution and exploration of alternatives that do not include new facility … Continue reading

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The Site Selection Process

The site selection process has been changing for the past two decades.  One of the largest changes is the Internet, which has increased the speed of data collection and reduced the overall project time.  Is your community positioned? http://www.areadevelopment.com/siteSelection/January2012/business-location-decision-process-fundamentals-7762522.shtml EDDS … Continue reading

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Strengthening Brand America

I have been following Ed Burghard’s “Strengthening Brand America” for a number of months now.  His articles are always well thought out, often seeking the input of, and interviewing leaders and thinkers in and around the field of economic development … Continue reading

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Green Lighting in outdoor restrooms & other park uses

Green Energy Initiatives, Inc., is pioneering motion-activated solar lighting for outdoor restrooms.  This new product can also be used in many other public, commercial and residential uses.  The folks are Green Energy Initiatives are looking for new ways to harness … Continue reading

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Roger Brooks on “EXPLORE, DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE: Words & Phrases to avoid (plus 37 more)

I found another good article on economic development and community promotion.  Roger Brooks is someone I am now following on Twitter – if you are involved in economic development, I highly recommend reading him. http://www.rogerbrooks.org/2012/02/14/explore-discover-experience-words-and-phrases-to-avoid-plus-37-more/

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Terrific Article on Local Government HR Systems

I came across this article this morning in an email from the good folks at Strategic Goverment Resources: http://www.governmentresource.com/  This group is always doing interesting things in training for local governments and is a terrific resource.  I highly recommend them. http://media2.govtech.com/documents/CDG11+Brief+ADP_V.pdf

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Competitiveness & Smartphone Applications Survey Result

In January EDDS sent email survey notification to city/village managers/administrators, safety directors and economic development directors in Ohio.  The results are very interesting.  The survey purpose was to determine (1) how effective these persons rated print and online media; (2) … Continue reading

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New BARC (R) Service Installation In Oak Harbor, Ohio

Economic Development Data Services are please to announce the installment of our first BARC® Electric in Ohio on the Village of Oak Harbor website.  The BARC® Electric is at  http://www.cdjconsulting.net/oakharbor/calculator_oakharbor_elec_OB.php.  This BARC® model has two new features: (1) a calculation … Continue reading

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