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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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Ed Burghard's comment, December 13, 2012 8:24 AM
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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New tax rules push many citizens to give up American dream - Economic Times

New tax rules push many citizens to give up American dream - Economic Times | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“People giving up their nationality at US embassies increased to 776 in the third quarter, from 560 in the year-ago period.”
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Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.”
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Building An Authentic Brand People Believe In

Building An Authentic Brand People Believe In | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Written by Shawn Parr Building a brand that stands for something is challenging; it takes time and most importantly, authenticity.”
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Tourism group Brand USA sticks with Ogilvy PR as global media relations partner - PRWeek UK

Tourism group Brand USA sticks with Ogilvy PR as global media relations partner - PRWeek UK | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Tourism group Brand USA sticks with Ogilvy PR as global media relations partner. From PR Week”
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Future Of Natural Gas Industry Keeps Improving, Survey Says

Future Of Natural Gas Industry Keeps Improving, Survey Says | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Last year the report on the industry by Overland Park’s Black & Veatch described a cautious optimism about likely growth because of the trove of natural gas being recovered from shale formations in the United States.”
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American dream loses sparkle - The Age

American dream loses sparkle - The Age | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The US has been through hard times before and bounced back, but this time the sense of decline is more deep-rooted.”
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What if we had measured poverty differently for the past 50 years?

What if we had measured poverty differently for the past 50 years? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Based on the Census Bureau’s recent report on poverty using the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), the 2013 poverty rate is 15.5 percent in the United States, higher than the official 14.5 percent rate.”
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Re-imagining a megalopolis

Re-imagining a megalopolis | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Jeffrey Marlow at Wired takes a look at an interesting new initiative to re-think municipal government in Mexico City.”
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Innovation is Detroit's brand - Crain's Detroit Business

Innovation is Detroit's brand - Crain's Detroit Business | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Martha Boudreau, chief communications and marketing officer at AARP, boosts the Detroit brand.”
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Sarah Roberts – KSR Capital

Sarah Roberts – KSR Capital | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Sarah led the regional economic development team for the Greater Waco Chamber in Waco, Texas that implemented its Next Level Strategy for building the economy.”
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South Africa drops in Nation Brand Index

South Africa drops in Nation Brand Index | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“South Africa has dropped one position to 37 out of 50 countries in the Simon Anholt 2014 Nation Brand Index, just released.”
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California ranking improves dramatically in business-climate survey

California ranking improves dramatically in business-climate survey | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“California earns bottom-rung scores on surveys of state business climates so routinely that it it’s come to this: Ranking No. 32 is reason to celebrate. But the Golden State got some welcome news Wednesday.”
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With Eyes Wide Open

With Eyes Wide Open | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The reason why I came to the U.S. Virgin Islands, indeed, the reason why I was invited is because I am one of the searchers.”
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Survey: New college grads probably won’t stay on the job more than a year

Survey: New college grads probably won’t stay on the job more than a year | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A recent survey finds that 77 percent of employers expect recent college grads will leave their jobs before the end of their first year.”
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Indiana Regional Cities Initiative Study Findings

Indiana Regional Cities Initiative Study Findings | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Indiana has released an interim study report that outlines key findings from a study of the growth strategies of eleven regional cities across the nation.”
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Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.”
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Report: U.S. Will Reach Energy Independence In 2025

Report: U.S. Will Reach Energy Independence In 2025 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The U.S. will reach energy independence in about a decade, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie’s Global Trends Service. The firm expects that 2025 could mark the first time since 1952 tha...”
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Poll: Most Americans believe they'll achieve the American Dream — but the ... - The Week Magazine

Poll: Most Americans believe they'll achieve the American Dream — but the ... - The Week Magazine | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“More than 7 voters in 10 American voters seem pretty satisfied with their shot at the American Dream.”
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4 Tips for Managing a Virtual, Multi-National Team

4 Tips for Managing a Virtual, Multi-National Team | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The virtual office environment is getting more common, which means midnight video conferences for some and mastering cloud sharing for others.”
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Advanced robotics revolutionizing the manufacturing and construction industries

Advanced robotics revolutionizing the manufacturing and construction industries | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Geraldine Gambale at Area Development takes a look at a recent report by PwC and The Manufacturing Institute on the ways advanced robotics is reshaping the construction and manufacturing industries.”
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Fox News Poll: The American Dream is alive -- for now

Fox News Poll: The American Dream is alive -- for now | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Most Americans believe they have achieved the American Dream -- or will eventually.”
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Why you should care about California's ban on commissions for site-selection ... - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Why you should care about California's ban on commissions for site-selection ... - San Francisco Business Times (blog) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Is the Brown administration hurting California by banning commissions for consultants who help companies win tax credits? Some consultants themselves disagree on that question.”
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The economic stat junkie's guide to where you should live

The economic stat junkie's guide to where you should live | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The case for moving to Appleton, Wisconsin is stronger than you might think.”
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5 Pointers for Selecting a Site for Your Business - Entrepreneur

5 Pointers for Selecting a Site for Your Business - Entrepreneur | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Choosing the right location for a company can be a challenge. Weigh the community, the competition and costs.”
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