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Comment on Billings, Mont. at Epicenter of new Growth Trend by Ed Burghard

Comment on Billings, Mont. at Epicenter of new Growth Trend by Ed Burghard | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“There is a reason Montana is rated as the #1 State to achieve your American Dream. Visit the http://www.strengtheningbrandamerica.com website for further details on the national research findings about the American Dream.”
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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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Re‐envisioned Iowa Economic Development Roadmap in Battelle Report

Re‐envisioned Iowa Economic Development Roadmap in Battelle Report | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Governor Terry Branstad, joined by members of the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP), released the findings of the Battelle Report that lays out Iowa’s re‐envisioned economic development roadmap.”
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Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger

Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine There’s no "mercy" rule in economic development: the Lone Star State keeps crushing the competition. Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.”
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The Dubious Scientific Foundation for New York’s Fracking Ban

“This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that New York will not allow hydraulic fracturing to occur within the state, based upon a newly released report by the state’s Department of Health (DOH), which claimed that there isn’t enough...”
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Reasons Americans Go Offshore | American Dream

Reasons Americans Go Offshore | American Dream | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““The American Dream isn't a place. It is an approach. A state of mind. And it shouldn't be trapped inside the boundaries of North America.””
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The Detroit Project: How the Motor City Can Recover

The Detroit Project: How the Motor City Can Recover | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Is Detroit doomed to fail or on the brink of rebirth? One filmmaker is on a mission to find out.”
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Obama Signs Gus Bilirakis' Brand USA Authorization Into Law | Sunshine State News

Obama Signs Gus Bilirakis' Brand USA Authorization Into Law | Sunshine State News | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Barack Obama signs Gus Bilirakis' Brand USA extension into law”
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Brand Canada™ | University Affairs

Brand Canada™ | University Affairs | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“As many of you will have heard by now (since I’m slow to comment on these things), recently the Canadian government released another strategy piece regarding ongoing efforts to recruit international students to Canada.”
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Hotel industry praises congressional passage of Brand USA - Travel Daily News International

Hotel industry praises congressional passage of Brand USA - Travel Daily News International | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Congress agrees to reauthorize critical program for hotel success and job growth.”
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Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“2014 has marked the widest wealth gap ever between the middle and rich classes. Not only has the middle class’ income stagnated, but their wealth has done so as well.”
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The Advertising Research Foundation – US Remains Most Valuable Nation Brand

“Report on the world’s 100 leading ‘nation brands’ reveals US as world’s most valuable nation brand http://t.co/kzEMprwcKD #5cups #mrx”
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What Exactly Is the American Dream? - Independent Women's Forum (blog)

What Exactly Is the American Dream? - Independent Women's Forum (blog) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A new AEI e-book has the answer.”
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Searching for the American Dream - Huffington Post

Searching for the American Dream - Huffington Post | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“It is very likely that generations coming of age today will abandon -- out of choice or necessity -- the Dream of consumption and replace it with their own definition. The Dream is evolving, not dying....”
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Michigan Creates New Department of Talent and Economic Development

Michigan Creates New Department of Talent and Economic Development | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Governor Rick Snyder announced an executive order creating a Department of Talent and Economic Development and also the new Michigan Talent Investment Agency. The executive order also restructures several state departments.”
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Best viral video Ads of 2014

Best viral video Ads of 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Way back in 2000, I remember that we did an 89-second version of a TV ad, but we only did it for movie theatres. Back then, no one was doing them on-line that early so we figured we were revolutionaries.”
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VIDEO: Jobs Created Throughout the Shale Supply Chain

“It’s no secret that U.S. oil and natural gas development has led to incredible job creation all across the country.”
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What does the American Dream mean? - AEI | Amer...

What does the American Dream mean? - AEI | Amer... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““Do Americans believe the American Dream is endangered? The December issue of AEI’s Political Report distills public opinion on this perennial topic.””
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Five of the Best Placemaking Initiatives in the US

Five of the Best Placemaking Initiatives in the US | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
Creating unique public spaces in cities can encourage citizen participation and transform placemaking values in that community. Here's five excellent placemaking projects in the USA.
Via Jules Rochielle, Rob Wolfe
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#placemaking #placebranding #tourism

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Lessons in branding from the UAE | Wamda.com

Lessons in branding from the UAE | Wamda.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“But is that enough? “The biggest concern I have about RAK's efforts [at nation branding] is that the Emirate will find it hard to differentiate itself from Dubai and the others,” says Wharton marketing professor David Reibstein.”
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America Is No Longer the Land of the Free - Fai...

America Is No Longer the Land of the Free - Fai... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““Distraction, fixation with standardized tests and ballooning debt put students on the road to intellectual serfdom.””
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Social Media Branding: How to Brand Yourself?

Social Media Branding: How to Brand Yourself? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Social Media Branding: How to Brand Yourself?:Social media branding experts vehemently suggest that you should brand yourself. But even if you are”
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Meet America's Chief Marketing Officer - Forbes

Meet America's Chief Marketing Officer - Forbes | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“You might be surprised to find an India-born engineer heading up a federal government initiative designed to attract foreign investment.”
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In gentrifying New York, can affordable housing for artists change a neighbourhood?

In gentrifying New York, can affordable housing for artists change a neighbourhood? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“There are fewer major cities in the world where the rents may skyrocket in price as much as New York City.”
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The myriad benefits of diversity in the workplace

The myriad benefits of diversity in the workplace | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The world is the smallest it has ever been in this age of technology. We literally have the ability to talk to just about any one in real time around the world via computers, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile technology.”
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Millennials' version of the American Dream - Chicago Tribune

Millennials' version of the American Dream - Chicago Tribune | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The fingernail chewers in the housing industry are keeping an anxious eye on Generation Y.”
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