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Shale Development Drives Ohio Manufacturing Boom

President Obama is heading to Ohio today to tout the resurgence of manufacturing, and there’s no better place than the Buckeye State.
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Interview With The American Dream Composite Index Creators

Interview With The American Dream Composite Index Creators | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
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.
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Learn about this new metric to measure performance of both economic development organizations and elected officials.
Viorel MIHAILA's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:28 AM

Great insights! Thanks Ed!

Linda Allen's comment, August 14, 2013 8:07 AM
Hi Ed--now I have two great resources for your inspiration!
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Achtung! Germany named world's favorite country - USA TODAY

Achtung! Germany named world's favorite country - USA TODAY | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Well, it took about 70 years. Yes, from being the world's pariah in the years following Nazism and World War II, Germany is now the world's favorite country, according to the Anholt-Gfk Nations Brand Index.”
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Branding Newport: Blending colorful past, present - Cincinnati.com

Branding Newport: Blending colorful past, present - Cincinnati.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Growth has prompted Newport city and business leaders to actively brand the city”
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Choose One, Millennials: Upward Mobility or Affordable Housing

Choose One, Millennials: Upward Mobility or Affordable Housing | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.”
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Urban planning ideas for 2030, when billions will live in megacities

Urban planning ideas for 2030, when billions will live in megacities | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Growing Megacities, a new exhibit at MoMA, looks at how urban planners could make megacities more livable in the future.”
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Why People Are Ignoring Your Emails [New Ebook]

Why People Are Ignoring Your Emails [New Ebook] | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“This post originally appeared on the Sales section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Google “business email mistakes” and you’ll find endless articles and resources.”
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Ohio’s Turnaround Is Not A Miracle || Trust Bel...

Ohio’s Turnaround Is Not A Miracle || Trust Bel... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The work to turn Ohio around actually started before the Nation was trapped in the downward spiral of the financial crisis of 2007 – 2012.”
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What midsize cities must do to boost entrepreneurship

What midsize cities must do to boost entrepreneurship | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“As for many communities of all sizes in Canada and the United States, fostering a sustainable startup ecosystem is a concern Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tanya Benedicto Klich at Entrepreneur chats to Mayor Andy Berke about how the city is taking...”
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Want the American Dream? Then move to the Twin Cities, young professionals told - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

Want the American Dream? Then move to the Twin Cities, young professionals told - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Are you just out of college and chasing the American Dream? Then you should head to the Twin Cities.”
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Business Leaders to Congress: Reauthorize Brand USA - Successful Meetings

Business Leaders to Congress: Reauthorize Brand USA - Successful Meetings | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“More than 300 business leaders from every U.S. state have sent a letter to U.S. senators urging them to reauthorize Brand USA.”
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Marcellus Shale Exceeds Economic Expectations

“The Marcellus Shale recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary of the first successful horizontal well developed in the formation. This is as good a time as any to look back at the successes this industry has had in the Marcellus Region and ask...”
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US EDA and MBDA Launch Tribal Economic Development Webinar Series

US EDA and MBDA Launch Tribal Economic Development Webinar Series | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency have teamed up to launch a webinar series on tribal economic development.”
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Stats Shouldn't Stand Alone: Why You Need Data Visualization to Teach and Convince

Stats Shouldn't Stand Alone: Why You Need Data Visualization to Teach and Convince | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“What makes a good story? Strong characters, some suspense, a bit of humor, and a clear outcome. Telling stories in business is no different; the same elements engage and compel us -- with one exception.”
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Economic Growth Slowing After Mid-Year Burst, But 2015 Expected To Top 2014

Economic Growth Slowing After Mid-Year Burst, But 2015 Expected To Top 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine Housing market is grinding forward as employment numbers tick upward as well. Economic Growth Slowing After Mid-Year Burst, But 2015 Expected To Top 2014 appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.”
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Branding Newport: City building an identity - Cincinnati.com

Branding Newport: City building an identity - Cincinnati.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Growth has prompted Newport city and business leaders to actively brand the city”
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How Investing in STEM Can Help Local Economies

How Investing in STEM Can Help Local Economies | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“There’s no question about it: STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, is the way of the future. It’s where the jobs are, and where America needs to be to remain competitive in a global economy.”
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Germany Tops US As World's Favorite Country - German Pulse

Germany Tops US As World's Favorite Country - German Pulse | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“German Pulse Germany Tops US As World's Favorite Country German Pulse Simon Anholt, who created the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index in 2005, explained that “Germany appears to have benefited not only from the sports prowess it displayed on the world...”
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Report: Job Creation and Local Economic Development

Report: Job Creation and Local Economic Development | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a new report on local economic development, entrepreneurship and labor market policies to help governments encourage job creation.”
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Make The Short List In Site Selection

Make The Short List In Site Selection | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Discussion of DCI's latest survey data that identifies what is important to make the short list of locations in site selection.”
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Talent Trajectory: Graduates Seeking Culturally Cool, Affordable Cities

Talent Trajectory: Graduates Seeking Culturally Cool, Affordable Cities | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Young, college-educated graduates have a definite path they are following after graduation – one that no longer automatically leads in the direction of mega-cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta.”
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Education and the American Dream - The New American

Education and the American Dream - The New American | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A recent study places the United States fifth among nations that have people with college degrees; we rank 12th in K-12 educational achievement, while once-impoverished South Korea now ranks first.”
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States play big role in American Dream - Charlotte Observer

States play big role in American Dream - Charlotte Observer | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“America fancies itself the “land of opportunity,” one of the key ways we define ourselves as a nation. Politicians of all stripes like to wax poetic about how their parents came to U.S.”
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corp Launches $1.6M Targeted Ad Campaign

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp Launches $1.6M Targeted Ad Campaign | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is airing radio and print ads in the Chicago and Minneapolis markets that promote the state’s workforce and business climate.”
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VIDEO: American Shale Revolution Transforms Global Energy Market

“American oil and gas development has transformed the global energy market, bringing huge benefits to the United States.”
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Is CEO group close to picking leader?

Is CEO group close to picking leader? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“An economic development expert in Atlanta is a leading contender to become first CEO of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, say several people familiar with the search.”
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Salt Lake brands itself Ski City USA to the annoyance of Colorado's Ski Town USA - Daily Mail

Salt Lake brands itself Ski City USA to the annoyance of Colorado's Ski Town USA - Daily Mail | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Steamboat Springs, in Colorado, launched a federal lawsuit against the Utah city after it rebranded itself, forcing it to drop the 'USA' to be known simply as Ski City.”
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