Author Archives: Economic Development Data Services, Inc.

About Economic Development Data Services, Inc.

EDDS is a company focused on providing effective, efficient solutions for local governments in the areas of community and economic development and strategic planning. We offer the BARC - Business Assistance Recruitment Calculator - tool and website solutions in developing economic development websites. Our new website is www.econdevdataservices.com

The Friendliest Town In America

Five days on Mt. Desert Island – in particular, the Village of Bar Harbor convinced me of one thing: this is the home of the friendliest people I have ever come across.  The town is a tourist town – obviously.  … Continue reading

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Dayton Daily News on Bike/Hike Trails: Springboro latest piece in regional trail puzzle Area plans to add to 330-mile network

+LISA POWELL Brian Markland commutes by bike three days a week to and from his home in Englewood to his job in downtown Dayton. The trip is 12 1/2 miles each way. LISA POWELL / STAFF +LISA POWELL Brian Markland … Continue reading

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Song for The Boston Marathon

This is a tad different than most of my posts … Jim Ballard is a friend of mine.  He’s a singer/songwriter and marathoner.  He has been playing and recording in the Cleveland/Akron area since the 1970’s and is an icon … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas Employment in Ohio

According to representatives, the oil and gas industry in Ohio is on track to create just over 200,000 jobs by 2015 (1).  2015 is when the “ramp up‘ should be complete in terms of job creation.  Yep, 200,000 jobs mostly … Continue reading

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Breakthrough?

An interesting development in the world of oil & gas exploration: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-fracking-breakthrough-for-environmentalists-and-drillers/2013/03/23/9dc5336e-9270-11e2-9abd-e4c5c9dc5e90_story.html

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Oil & Gas Exploration Jobs in Ohio

This has been a fascinating week.  I’ve had the opportunity to talk with people involved in and around the Utica and Marcellus shale area of Ohio about the oil and gas exploration and the impact on job creation. The information … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Cycling Season

Spring is in the air and that means one key thing for me: bicycling! Last year included cycling through a number of small towns in Northern and West-Central Ohio.  I am planning on more trips this year. I enjoy solo … Continue reading

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EDDS … evolving

A funny thing happened while talking with a mayor and council member – a potential new client community, with a new associate, Ken Harsch, in tow. We were having a terrific discussion about zoning ordinances and economic development over a … Continue reading

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Community Development as Organization Umbrella?

A few days ago, there was a conversation going back and forth on Twitter, as well as one can with 140 characters, about Community Development and Economic Development: “Is community development a segment of #econdev? Or reverse? Separate?” It got … Continue reading

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ED & Crowdfunding

I’ve been doing a bit of reading in this area as of late, partially because I’ve been seeking alternative funding for the further development of our BARC service.  Like every “modern” ED technique, school of thought, approach, etc, each idea … Continue reading

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