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.
"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.”
“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...”