Monthly Archives: June 2012

Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt. 3)

This third post in this series deals with organizational capacity and structure.  Having been a small town city manager, the components being mentioned are applicable to any scale community, however most of these comments are directed to smaller cities (5,000 … Continue reading

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Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt. 2)

Continuing from the previous post, this post is neighborhood-centric.  I will be commenting on other components of “Internal Infrastructure” in future posts. There are a number of ways to address the issue of securing the housing stock of a community … Continue reading

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Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt.1)

Sometime last or so, a question was posted on LinkedIn about three questions to ask to determine if a community is ready for economic development.  I responded that trying to determine readiness of ED in three questions is part of … Continue reading

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Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business

Why not?  Our firm has been struggling between bootstrapping and looking for investors to further building our BARC program and database.  When I first saw this program, I was not too sure about applying.  The more I thought about it, … Continue reading

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A City That Gets the Link Between Bicycling & Economic Development

Being a cycling enthusiast, I am always glad to see a city that gets the link between cycling and economic development.  This article talks about the terrific work being done in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Ride on! http://panethos.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/la-crosse-roads-of-american-bicycling/?goback=%2Egde_1786658_member_118865989

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