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Half of people living in Illinois and Connecticut want to get the hell out

Half of people living in Illinois and Connecticut want to get the hell out | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
Illinois, Connecticut, and Maryland residents are all displeased with their states, but should they pack up and leave?
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So many people live in the wrong State to achieve their 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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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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How Brand USA Works for America... in 150 Seconds

“On the heels of the House of Representatives' overwhelming approval of H.R. 4450 – the Senate Commerce Committee recently advanced companion legislation, S. ...”
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Are Deal Incentives Killing The Economic Development Profession?

Are Deal Incentives Killing The Economic Development Profession? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Lawmakers are looking for a quick fix rather than dealing with the underlying issue of long-term tax reform.”
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Controller rolls out website detailing city, county finances

Controller rolls out website detailing city, county finances | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The California State Controller’s Office unveiled a website Monday that allows the public to track financial data for local governments annually or across a 10-year range.”
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America: Divided In the Pursuit Of Happiness

America: Divided In the Pursuit Of Happiness | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Carol Graham discusses income gaps in happiness and well-being, showing that low-income Americans are more likely to report higher levels of stress and less likely to express satisfaction with their lives.”
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Some Thoughts on Nation Branding as Concept and...

Some Thoughts on Nation Branding as Concept and... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Despite the growing interest in nation branding both in theory and practice, the academic treatment of nation branding has been narrow and cursory, writes Jay Wang, director of the University of So...”
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Rebuilding the American Dream in a Global, Networked Economy - Forbes

Rebuilding the American Dream in a Global, Networked Economy - Forbes | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Forbes Rebuilding the American Dream in a Global, Networked Economy Forbes Despite strides in jobs and the economy, Americans remain pessimistic about their future, according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.”
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The Riskiest Bet of All: Why Atlantic City Needs to Find Its Brand - brandchannel.com

The Riskiest Bet of All: Why Atlantic City Needs to Find Its Brand - brandchannel.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“MiamiHerald.com The Riskiest Bet of All: Why Atlantic City Needs to Find Its Brand brandchannel.com In 2006, Atlantic City and Las Vegas were the American capitals of casino, with AC pulling in over $5.2 billion in revenue—a milestone for the...”
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Exercising the American dream - The Cross Timbers Gazette

Exercising the American dream - The Cross Timbers Gazette | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Exercising the American dream The Cross Timbers Gazette Some of the best success stories are those in which people rise from the ashes of poverty and despair to the heights of achievement and personal fulfillment.”
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Site selection experts rank Alabama fourth-best state for doing business - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Site selection experts rank Alabama fourth-best state for doing business - The Huntsville Times - al.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Made In Alabama Site selection experts rank Alabama fourth-best state for doing business The Huntsville Times - al.com "These high rankings mean that site selection consultants recognize that Alabama possesses the advantages that make the state...”
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FirstEnergy Again Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site ... - Gant Daily

“FirstEnergy Again Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site ... Gant Daily AKRON, Ohio – FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) remains among the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development, according to Site Selection magazine.”
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Ed Goldman: Putin has an American PR firm — but who could tell?

Ed Goldman: Putin has an American PR firm — but who could tell? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“For the past few years, and reportedly for “tens of millions of dollars,” the 80-year-old United States marketing firm Ketchum Inc.”
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The American Dream Is Now Officially Unaffordab...

The American Dream Is Now Officially Unaffordab... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““ USA Today put together a study revealing the true cost of the American dream.”
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Detroit offers a chance to rekindle the American Dream - The State Press

“Detroit offers a chance to rekindle the American Dream The State Press You may be one of the many ASU business students who is considering owning your own business someday — your own restaurant, boutique or a technology services business.”
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9 Brand Lessons From The Ice Bucket Challenge

9 Brand Lessons From The Ice Bucket Challenge | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The “Ice Bucket Challenge”, the viral awareness campaign to raise money for ALS, has swept the world in the past month or so, raising over $100 million for a cause that was previously under-profiled, and flooding social media, so to speak, with...”
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Testing our approach to Innovation Acceleration

Testing our approach to Innovation Acceleration | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“In April, the New Jersey Institute of Technology launched the New Jersey Innovation Institute.”
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Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image - azcentral.com

Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image - azcentral.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image azcentral.com Jan Brewer has marketed Arizona across the nation and throughout the world, she has played up the "Arizona Comeback," a post-recession return to prosperity fueled by low taxes and...”
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Innovation districts: Simple guidelines to make them real

Innovation districts: Simple guidelines to make them real | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“For those of us who have been around a while, the new push to regenerate cities with innovation districts appears like yet another fad sweeping the field of economic development. But is it?”
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44 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media for Your Personal and Business Brand

44 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media for Your Personal and Business Brand | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Why would you want to waste your time blogging and building a following on social media networks? Why would you bother? It all seems like a lot of hard work really.”
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Expanding the brand: City installs more banners - News Courier

Expanding the brand: City installs more banners - News Courier | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Expanding the brand: City installs more banners News Courier Drivers exiting Interstate 65 at Exit 351 can now see not only hotels and fast-food restaurants, but also the city of Athens logo attached to utility poles at every prominent intersection.”
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Six Californias measure fails to qualify for ballot

Six Californias measure fails to qualify for ballot | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The proposed ballot measure to split California into six separate states has failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.”
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Who Stole the American Dream? - Kindle edition by Hedrick Smith. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

“Who Stole the American Dream? - Kindle edition by Hedrick Smith. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Who Stole the American Dream?”
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Brand new city celebrates 140 years - Maple Ridge News

Brand new city celebrates 140 years - Maple Ridge News | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Brand new city celebrates 140 years Maple Ridge News After more than a century, Maple Ridge is a city, with promises that its future is bright.”
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World looks to Australia for nation branding - FreshPlaza

World looks to Australia for nation branding - FreshPlaza | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“FreshPlaza World looks to Australia for nation branding FreshPlaza Canadian Ministers travelled to Australia earlier this year to learn more about the creation of a national logo for locally made and grown products and produce, and a strategic plan...”
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Lamphier: 'Billion dollar brand' called the City of Edmonton is in the works - Edmonton Journal

Lamphier: 'Billion dollar brand' called the City of Edmonton is in the works - Edmonton Journal | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Edmonton Journal Lamphier: 'Billion dollar brand' called the City of Edmonton is in the works Edmonton Journal EDMONTON - Edmonton's image?”
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How Do Retirees Define the American Dream? - Millionaire Corner

How Do Retirees Define the American Dream? - Millionaire Corner | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Millionaire Corner How Do Retirees Define the American Dream?”
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