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Five Bogus Claims Made about Hydraulic Fracturing on the U.S. House Floor

“Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives debated and passed a bipartisan bill — H.R. 2728 — that would prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from regulating hydraulic fracturing in states where regulations are already in place.”
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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!

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Hi Ed--now I have two great resources for your inspiration!
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US Economic Development Administration Final Rule Set to Go Into Effect

US Economic Development Administration Final Rule Set to Go Into Effect | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Effective Jan 20, 2015, the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s work implementing the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 will be amended with a focus on innovation and regional collaboration.”
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Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible - Daily Beast

Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible - Daily Beast | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Even as Putin stresses the rhetoric of Russkiy Mir, a plucky little republic called Tatarstan is trying to brand itself as a land of ethnic harmony—never mind its bloody history stretching back to the Golden Horde.”
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Canada faltered on world stage in 2014 | Toronto Star

Canada faltered on world stage in 2014 | Toronto Star | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Canada’s once-admired internationalist brand has been spoiled, mutating into a cross between warrior nation wannabe and fossil of the year.”
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Looking back at the changes in economic development in 2014

Looking back at the changes in economic development in 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Sacramento’s economic development scene underwent an overhaul in the final months of 2014.”
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Whatever the American Dream is, it is not on the ropes - Albuquerque Journal

Whatever the American Dream is, it is not on the ropes - Albuquerque Journal | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“CHICAGO – There was a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song that came out in 1988 called”
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American Dream Insights – December 2014

American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Dr. Gregory Smith Interview with Xavier University Professor Dr. Gregory Smith Job environment and satisfaction with job benefits and security are part of the ADCI Economic sub-index.”
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Kaj Kadence - "American Dream" [Music Video]

Kaj Kadence - "American Dream" [Music Video] | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The american dream is something we all desire but few achieve. The video displays that the ultimate american dream is found within and around us. Check out Kaj Kadence's new music video below.”
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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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The 20 Countries That Did More for the Planet Than the U.S. This Year - Mic

The 20 Countries That Did More for the Planet Than the U.S. This Year - Mic | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The U.S. has plenty of room for 2015 New Year's resolutions.”
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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 and the retailer had been hacked. Apparently my personal information had been compromised.”
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The Future of the American Dream - Huffington Post

The Future of the American Dream - Huffington Post | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“If November's election teaches us anything, it is that while this is a setback for the many who hoped to bring change, it is not the end of the American Dream....”
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Editorial: Landor Got Covington's New Brand Right, Now the City Has to Live Up ... - The River City News

Editorial: Landor Got Covington's New Brand Right, Now the City Has to Live Up ... - The River City News | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The City of Covington unveiled its new municipal branding this week and it is unlike any suc”
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Chris Steele – Investment Consulting Associates | Regional Business Talk

Chris Steele – Investment Consulting Associates | Regional Business Talk | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has the potential to transform a community's economic development efforts. In many ways it is the same as domestic company”
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Study – Clusters, Convergence, and Economic Performance

Study – Clusters, Convergence, and Economic Performance | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“An updated study conducted jointly by professors from MIT, Harvard and Temple University shows empirically how industrial clusters, across fields, help economic growth, jobs and innovation.”
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American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Regio...

American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Regio... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““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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​Five things about real estate and development in 2015

​Five things about real estate and development in 2015 | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Positive trends in real estate, both commercial and residential, seemed to solidify in 2014, creating more confidence in the future. While no one is predicting a boom, and caveats abound, most experts think 2015 will be better across the board.”
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In search of the American Dream

In search of the American Dream | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“1954 saw the closure of Ellis Island. Isabel Belarsky passed through the American mass immigration centre.”
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Rebranding Maine For Entrepreneurs [Video] | Visible Logic

Rebranding Maine For Entrepreneurs [Video] | Visible Logic | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Can Maine Brand Itself As An Entrepreneurial State? | COMPELLING BRAND IDENTITIES IN PRINT & WEB”
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Be the Exception: City Council adopts new brand, logo
- Appen Media Group

Be the Exception: City Council adopts new brand, logo<br/> - Appen Media Group | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Along with the unveiling of the much ballyhooed Central Business District and City Center plan, the city has a new marketing tagline and logo that will be a part of the unified efforts of the city and the business community.”
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Esther Cepeda: Long live the American Dream - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Esther Cepeda: Long live the American Dream - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“CHICAGO -- There was a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song that came out in 1988 called "American Dream." It had a catchy tune but as a 14-year-old, I recoiled from it because it was so negative.”
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Is the American Dream Really Dead? - Town Hall

Is the American Dream Really Dead? - Town Hall | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it.”
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Empire - McAmerica: The Success Secrets of Brand USA promo

“Empire examines the allure of 'Brand America' as American 'soft power' continues to be unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world.”
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The American Dream lives on; despite the polls ...

The American Dream lives on; despite the polls ... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““CHICAGO -- There was a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song that came out in 1988 called "American Dream." It had a catchy tune but as a 14-year-old, I recoiled””
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Is the American Dream no longer a reality? - Idaho State Journal

Is the American Dream no longer a reality? - Idaho State Journal | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Writer and policy analyst Richard Eskow penned an article for Salon.com this past fall about how the American Dream is no more.”
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Decision-Makers, Drivers, and Inner Workings of the Location Selection Process - Area Development Online

Decision-Makers, Drivers, and Inner Workings of the Location Selection Process - Area Development Online | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Those charged with making the location decision look to satisfy the company’s long-term goals, while achieving a return on the investment and minimizing risk.”
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