Tag Archives: economic-development; sustainability; city-management; city-planning

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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Adios Tax Credits in Ohio?

Richard Florida recently released a study saying that tax incentives are becoming less of a location factor.  Similarly, the New York Times published a series on the use of tax incentives and the lack of a corresponding return on investment … Continue reading

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Economic Development, Community Development & Internal Infrastructure (pt. 4)

Another important component of the “internal infrastructure” is the personnel and risk management system of the organization.  When I say this as a component of economic/community development, some people’s eyes glass-over.  It all goes back to the idea that an … Continue reading

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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.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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Another Look At Downtowns – A Contrarian View

This article is fascinating, calling into question many of the solutions offered as revitalization tools for downtown problems.  The author does seem to point more at downtowns in larger cities, I think there is applicability to small towns too.  What … Continue reading

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Channelling your own John Mellencamp?

Here is really good reflection on small towns and economic development written by Bill McMeekin.  I read his posts pretty regularly.  Having been a city manager in a number of small towns, I really understand their attraction, charm and desire … Continue reading

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Cluster Analysis Service

EDDS has created association with another innovative economic development company: Geneva Analytics.  We are partnering with Geneva Analytics (Beavercreek, Ohio) in providing a comprehensive package of economic development services to the City of Newton Falls, Ohio. Geneva Analytics is providing … Continue reading

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What Are Site Selectors Looking For?

I found an article/question on LinkedIn and there was a response by a gentleman named George Harben.  His response was short with this URL: http://centralillinois.org/sites/default/files/Tracey%20Bosman.pdf There is some very interesting information on this pdf.  It appears to be from Grubb … Continue reading

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End of the Year BARC Discount

To celebrate the Ohio Tax/Utilities Rankings release, CDJ is offering the BARC BASIC model at a discounted price of $1,000; and the BARC ELECTRIC model at $1,500 through the end of the calendar year. Call us at 330-542-3128 or email … Continue reading

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