Did you know that in different parts of the country the American Dream is viewed as more or less achievable? How easy is it to achieve the American Dream where you live? Creators of this new performance measure explain what their research shows.
“How branding can help humanise our megacities, As cities grow faster, bigger, wider, taller we are all being dwarfed. In 2011, there were 23 urban agglomerations that qualified as megacities, with populations exceeding 10m inhabitants.”
“The International Economic Development Council(IEDC) announced today that JPMorgan Chase will sponsor theIEDC’s economic development (ED) educational initiative through the development of new export and foreign direct investment (FDI) programs.”
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine CareerBuilder and its Economic Modeling Specialists division have released a report that reveals which job is most typically associated with each state. What Job Defines Your State?”
“Cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago and D.C., may be known for attracting Millennials, but it’s the smaller towns outside of the largest cities that are seeing the fastest growth among young professionals, according to a study...”
“Take a second to sit back and think about your favorite brand. Perhaps it's a consumables brand, like Ben & Jerry's. Or maybe it's a fitness brand, like Under Armour, or a car brand, like Mercedes or BMW.”
“Consensus is for cowards. That’s a bold statement; let’s unpack it before moving on. We refer to ‘the public’ as a single entity but everyone knows that this entity is made up of many groups with many opinions.”
“It’s not what you sell. It’s what you stand for. Beyond being simple, clear and inspirational, enlightened brands should seek an elevated purpose and articulate a point of view which stands for something.”
Having something to do gives people a reason to come to a #place – and return. Are there choices of things to do? Does your place provide opportunities for social interaction? #placemaking
Via Rob Wolfe
“IEDC Annual Conference | Fort Worth, TX | October 19-22, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2014) - The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will hold its Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2014 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort...”
“Yesterday, the national location marketing firm DCI ranked Louisiana’s business climate tied for No. 10 in the United States – a gain of 20 spots since 2011 – while also ranking Louisiana Economic Development tied for No.”
“Livability and talent recruitment have become the conjoined twins of economic development. If you want to have a puncher’s chance of drawing talent to your community, you need to encourage creation of the environment that appeals to them.”
“GIS Planning Inc., in partnership with fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times in London, held an award ceremony in Fort Worth this evening to recognize 20 professionals from a variety of public and private organizations with Economic...”
"The Role of Culture in City Branding - Lessons for Nation Branding", a presentation given to the 2014 Forum on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth at the Universal Peace Foundation in London on 15 October 2014.
“Richard Florida at CityLab takes a look at a new study by the Boston Consulting Group and The Network, a recruiting firm, that identifies the world’s leading cities for global talent based on survey responses from more than 203,000 people from 189...”
The best places inspire both creativity & activity, enable residents to savor conversations, draw tourists who come to experience the authentic character that residents enjoy every day, and deliver on nourishing souls with simple pleasures. These places remain homages to the past, offer unhurried atmospheres, preserve cultural gems & outdoor spaces, and have the uncommon ability to change lifestyles & shift points of view.
Via Rob Wolfe
“The school of Labor and Employment Relations at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently published a report, which puts the spotlight on how the Marcellus Shale has fueled significant job growth.”