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Apple Getting $10M Incentives For Mesa, AZ Manufacturing Project

Apple Getting $10M Incentives For Mesa, AZ Manufacturing Project | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Two weeks ago, the Arizona Commerce Authority announced a sapphire manufacturing project by Apple in Mesa, AZ. Now the ACA has released details about the incentives awarded to Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc.”
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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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Manufacturing Sector: Job Gains Take Root

Manufacturing Sector: Job Gains Take Root | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Has the U.S. manufacturing sector made a rebound? The stats from the U.S.”
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American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Regional Business Talk

“““Interview with Xavier University Professor Dr. Gregory Smith Job environment and satisfaction with job benefits and security are part of the ADCI Economic”””
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A Visual History of Apple Ads: 4 Decades in the Making

A Visual History of Apple Ads: 4 Decades in the Making | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Apple started advertising in 1976, and for nearly 39 years since, we have watched the evolution of Apple ad campaigns. From print ads to TV commercials, Apple ads have made us laugh, made us cry, and made us wonder, “What were they thinking?”
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Earning My Way To The American Dream - Hartford Courant

Earning My Way To The American Dream - Hartford Courant | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“We see it in movies all the time: A family in which the mother stays home to watch the children and the father comes home from working his corporate 9-to-5 job. But we are learning that it is becoming more fiction than reality for many people.”
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Phoenix (like Arizona) drops out of 'Site Selection' mag's top 10 list for ... - Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix (like Arizona) drops out of 'Site Selection' mag's top 10 list for ... - Phoenix Business Journal | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“"Site Selection" magazine is read by site selection consultants, and if they are looking for the top markets, the Valley of the Sun is missing. Phoenix slipped out of the Top 10 for 2014.”
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Digital Battlefields of the Future

Digital Battlefields of the Future | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A couple of months ago, my credit union sent me a new credit card in the mail because I had made a transaction at Home Depot. Apparently my personal information had been compromised. Home Depot had been hacked. Hence the new card.”
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Strategy Design Made Simple

Strategy Design Made Simple | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“For the last few years, I have been concentrating on teaching brand building in the "community branding" space.”
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Is the American Dream Over?

Is the American Dream Over? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Is opportunity the same as it has always been in America? Or have issues of social mobility and income inequality turned America on her head? | From virallist”
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What Can Times Square Teach Us About Destination Development?

What Can Times Square Teach Us About Destination Development? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Over the past forty years I have visited the Times Square District many, many times.”
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Your Economic Development Website is Not All That

Your Economic Development Website is Not All That | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Conventional wisdom holds that an economic development organization must have a good if not exceptional website if it is to attract the attention of a site selection consultant or some CEO sitting up late in his or her pajamas who is scouring the...”
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11th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants’ Exhibit Confidence and Increasing Project Activity

11th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants’ Exhibit Confidence and Increasing Project Activity | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The majority of those responding to the Consultants Survey feel the economy is already on a continuous growth track, which is reflected in the new facility and expansion plans of their clients.”
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Google Engineers Conclude that Renewable Energy Will Not Result in Significant Emissions Reductions

Google Engineers Conclude that Renewable Energy Will Not Result in Significant Emissions Reductions | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Graphic from Stockholm Resilience Centre Study Combined with Pie Chart of WWF Study Back in 2007, Google assembled a team of engineers to investigate the feasibility of replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.”
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City of Lincoln again considers branding efforts - Lincoln Courier

City of Lincoln again considers branding efforts - Lincoln Courier | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Lincoln City Council will soon vote on a branding initiative for the community that could carry a price tag in excess of $17,000.At their meeting Tuesday”
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Heart for Art: Top Cities for Arts Vibrancy in Large and Small Markets

Heart for Art: Top Cities for Arts Vibrancy in Large and Small Markets | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Quick quiz: Which U.S. city is the capital for arts and culture?”
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An Entrepreneur's American Dream in 5 Quotes

An Entrepreneur's American Dream in 5 Quotes | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Today, it's more about working for yourself than white picket fences.”
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Our 10 top economic development blog posts of 2014

Our 10 top economic development blog posts of 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“As we come to the end of 2014, it's interesting to take a look back and see what has resonated most among the many economic development professionals who follow us. Here is a look at the 10 most popular economic development blog posts of the year.”
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Site Selection: Ohio No. 2 in U.S. for economic development deals - Dayton Business Journal (blog)

Site Selection: Ohio No. 2 in U.S. for economic development deals - Dayton Business Journal (blog) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The ranking further emphasizes the business-friendly approach undertaken by Ohio and local officials.”
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Branding Ohio: State launches $2 million effort to find slogan that pays off ... - cleveland.com

Branding Ohio: State launches $2 million effort to find slogan that pays off ... - cleveland.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The goal: Take the many diverse parts of the Ohio - big cities, small towns, vast farmlands, a Great Lake - and capture all of it in a single brand.”
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New US Economic Development Initiatives Announced at SelectUSA Summit

New US Economic Development Initiatives Announced at SelectUSA Summit | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit kicked off with more 2,600 people, including 1,300 companies from more than 70 countries and over 500 U.S. economic development officials.”
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New Orleans Considering Economic Development District To Fund Public Safety in French Quarter

“New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a series of steps the City plans to take to improve public safety and the quality of life for residents, workers and tourists in the French Quarter.”
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Our Ten Top Place Branding Posts of 2014

Our Ten Top Place Branding Posts of 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“During 2014, we covered a lot of territory within the practice of place and destination branding.”
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Why is a Bland Place Brand the Fast Path to a Non-Brand? - PART ONE

“One of the great challenges for many places when it comes to place branding is to not become absolutely boring and bland in an effort to please disparate voices within the community.”
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Building a Sustainable Labor Pipeline

Building a Sustainable Labor Pipeline | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“More companies are thinking through the long-term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve.”
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29th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: A Realignment of Location Priorities

29th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: A Realignment of Location Priorities | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The location and expansion plans of our Corporate Survey respondents are not as robust as we had hoped, and their site selection priorities have been realigned, with facilities costs supplanting labor considerations.”
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