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Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Climb for the Midwest

Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Climb for the Midwest | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“You’re not likely to find explosive growth in the Midwest, but the region’s economy is advancing at a healthy, steady pace with strategic plans to enhance investment 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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Ed Burghard's comment, December 13, 2012 5:24 AM
Learn about this new metric to measure performance of both economic development organizations and elected officials.
Viorel MIHAILA's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:28 PM

Great insights! Thanks Ed!

Linda Allen's comment, August 14, 2013 5:07 AM
Hi Ed--now I have two great resources for your inspiration!
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9 Questions To Evaluate An Ad (Infographic)

9 Questions To Evaluate An Ad (Infographic) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
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How to attract top tech talent in the middle of nowhere

How to attract top tech talent in the middle of nowhere | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Imriel Morgan at The Huffington Post takes a look at how companies can attract top tech talent to their area when they’re not located in a major city or tech hub, including tactics like employee referrals, employer branding, and community outreach.”
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Re-focusing on the American market - Pique Newsmagazine

Re-focusing on the American market - Pique Newsmagazine | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Pique Newsmagazine Re-focusing on the American market Pique Newsmagazine "It is tempting to attribute this decline to the recession of 2008/09 and the strengthening of the Canadian dollar. But Canada's attractiveness to U.S.”
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The Tornado at work: excepts from my interview ...

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Long-term unemployment shrinking for good reasons: Fed economists

Long-term unemployment shrinking for good reasons: Fed economists | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The number of people who have been unemployed long-term (those unemployed for six months or longer) in the United States, a significant concern since the Great Recession, seems to be shrinking according to a blog post by economists for the Federal...”
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People-oriented cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits

People-oriented cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A new Sustainable Cities Collective post by TheCityFix – produced by EMBARQ explores the economic and social benefits of compact, mixed-use developments in cities as part of a series on “people-oriented” cities, with specific examples from Mumbai...”
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The Do's and Don'ts of Using Facebook for Business [Infographic]

The Do's and Don'ts of Using Facebook for Business [Infographic] | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“You’ve heard all about the importance of using Facebook to grow your business. You know that it has a large user base. You realize that it can help you find new customers.”
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Ed Burghard – Strengthening Brand America 2014 | Regional Business Talk

Ed Burghard – Strengthening Brand America 2014 | Regional Business Talk | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
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The Tornado at work: excepts from my interview at Strengthening Brand America | Wise Economy

The Tornado at work: excepts from my interview at Strengthening Brand America | Wise Economy | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
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House votes to keep government in the tourism promotion business - L.A. Biz

House votes to keep government in the tourism promotion business - L.A. Biz | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“House votes to keep government in the tourism promotion business L.A.”
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10 Placemaking Tips for Economic & Social Growt...

10 Placemaking Tips for Economic & Social Growt... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“from Janette MacDonald, executive director of Downtown London | Renew Hamilton [with audio] (10 Placemaking Tips for Economic & Social Growth of Your Community | @scoopit http://t.co/5WSxalZgHg)...”
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New data show faster job growth in states with higher minimum wage

New data show faster job growth in states with higher minimum wage | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“New state-by-state hiring data reveals that the 13 American states that raised minimum wages this year are actually creating jobs faster than the rest of the country, challenging arguments that higher minimum wages would hurt job growth.”
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Japan's brand is floundering under Abe

Japan's brand is floundering under Abe | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Attending the Association of Asian Studies conference in Singapore last week, I realized that Japan's global image is not what it might be. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan is ... (I'm heavily quoted in this think piece on nation brand Japan.”
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A Measure of Spirit: Cities With the Most Creative Connectivity

A Measure of Spirit: Cities With the Most Creative Connectivity | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“What do San Francisco, Boston and Nashville have in common? Not much it might seem, but these three cities were recently singled out as the most creative cities in America by Forbes.”
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This tool promises to find the best location for your business

This tool promises to find the best location for your business | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Vanessa Richardson at Entrepreneur takes a look at a new tool that could give businesses valuable insights when it comes to selecting a location.”
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May/June 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 3)

May/June 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 3) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities: May/June 2014 FIRST WORD | Covering The Bases SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… | with Michael Finney, President And CEO, Michigan Economic Development BUSINESS REPORT: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama | Nearly...”
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City of Cleveland Launching Rethink Cleveland Economic Development Website and Brand

City of Cleveland Launching Rethink Cleveland Economic Development Website and Brand | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Cleveland Economic Development Department is getting a new website as part of a “Rethink Cleveland” branding campaign that aims to alter perceptions about the City and serve as a resource for site selectors and businesses looking to relocate or...”
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World gathers to give 'Brand Scotland' a boost - CNBC.com

World gathers to give 'Brand Scotland' a boost - CNBC.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“CNBC.com World gathers to give 'Brand Scotland' a boost CNBC.com "Nation branding is now very competitive, with countries saying don't just come and visit – come here to live and work," he said, adding that this was exactly what Scotland was...”
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New survey: What makes a city great? | EconomicDevelopment.org

New survey: What makes a city great? | EconomicDevelopment.org | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Interesting! RT @ecdevdotorg: What makes your city great? A new survey looks at what people love about their cities: http://t.co/K4UMNgcrTW”;
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Corporate Strategy Success Guide

Corporate Strategy Success Guide | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“This fabulous article by Charles Roxburgh is a must read for every decision maker responsible for deciding the fate of a proposed strategy.”
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This advice is good for community development strategies as well.
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Exports and FDI: New Avenues for Manufacturing

Exports and FDI: New Avenues for Manufacturing | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“It’s not a small world after all. In fact, it’s a big world with a big appetite for all types of products and commodities, providing a key source of opportunity, investment and jobs.”
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FTC Blocks Made in the USA Brand, LLC From Deceptive Labeling - Sourcing Journal Online (subscription)

FTC Blocks Made in the USA Brand, LLC From Deceptive Labeling - Sourcing Journal Online (subscription) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“CNBC.com FTC Blocks Made in the USA Brand, LLC From Deceptive Labeling Sourcing Journal Online (subscription) The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that Made in the USA Brand, LLC, which provides a “Made in USA” certification seal to...”
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Steve Fritsch – TeamNEO | Regional Business Talk

Steve Fritsch – TeamNEO | Regional Business Talk | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Steve Fritsch, Senior Director of Strategic Network Engagement for Team NEO , talks this week with host, Ed Burghard about the emerging challenges facing.”
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New Report Provides Facts on Water Use and Fracking in the West

“One of the many tired arguments from anti-fracking activists is that hydraulic fracturing consumes excessive quantities of water and that certain states (particularly western states, which are often prone to drought) are at the greatest risk.”
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