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Columbus Named a Top 10 American Dream City - The Burghard ...

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“The Strengthening Brand America Project has performed an analysis of the nation's largest metropolitan areas and designated seven American Dream Cities. Ed Burghard's insight: Columbus is an American Dream City.”
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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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Downtown Rebound: Job Growth Rising in Urban Centers of Most Major Cities

Downtown Rebound: Job Growth Rising in Urban Centers of Most Major Cities | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“There is a new hot spot for business, and it can be found in the downtown districts of most large and medium-sized cities.”
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The American Dream is Not Just About Those Born in America - Law Firm Newswire (press release)

The American Dream is Not Just About Those Born in America - Law Firm Newswire (press release) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2015 – The United States would not be the global power it is”
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Competitive Strategy: Brands have to be better, different, cheaper or not around for long

“At Beloved Brands, we always start with the consumer so that we ensure we are meeting the needs of consumers rather than blindly putting things out into the marketplace that no one wants.”
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The Place Brand Observer - Highlights February ...

The Place Brand Observer - Highlights February ... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Our monthly summary of place branding insights, thoughts, examples, brought to you by the Place Brand Observer.”
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New Report: Shale Will Boost U.S. Chemical Exports

“A new report prepared for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) showcases the positive impact of the U.S. shale revolution on manufacturing and our economy.”
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Ohio’s Utica Shale Production Soars

“There’s no question that the Utica horizontal shale wells in Ohio are continuing to impress. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued its fourth quarter report this week, showing a 25 percent increase in production from the previous quarter...”
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EPA: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production Fell 35% Since 2007

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest draft Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows methane emissions from natural gas production have fallen substantially, a decline that supports recent research finding low leakage rates in major shale basins.”
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Morocco, Third most Attractive Touristic Brand in Africa - Morocco World News

Morocco, Third most Attractive Touristic Brand in Africa - Morocco World News | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Morocco, Third most Attractive Touristic Brand in Africa Morocco World News With a slightly strong 'A' grade, the kingdom is ranked 31st globally in the ranking conducted by Bloom Consulting, a Spain-based consulting firm specializing in nation...”
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American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Regional Business Talk

American Dream Insights – December 2014 | Regional Business Talk | 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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Why are developers still building sprawl?

Why are developers still building sprawl? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“While the trend for boomers and millennials is that they desire compact living closer to urban centers and public transit, it seems that builders and developers remain committed to building sprawling and large houses.”
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Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases - Reuters

Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases - Reuters | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“BEIJING (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response...”
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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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A partial reading list for local economy change-makers

“ My good friend Darrin Wasniewski, who leads the Wisconsin Main Street program, sent Ed Morrison and I a tweet Friday asking us for recommendations for good books for economic development types.”
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The Ithaca Voice (http://ithacavoice.com/2015/02/american-dream-alive-ithaca ... - The Ithaca Voice

The Ithaca Voice (http://ithacavoice.com/2015/02/american-dream-alive-ithaca ... - The Ithaca Voice | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“What does the data say about upward mobility in Ithaca? How is the American Dream faring in Tiny Town?”
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New city brand a sign of the times - South Coast Register

New city brand a sign of the times - South Coast Register | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“New signs for town and village entries.”
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Simply Saxony: A brand campaign in action

“ Today we’re in Saxony, Germany, talking to Kerstin Steglich and Christof Biggeleben from branding agency Ketchum. Our goal is to delve further into the details of their brand campaign for the region.”
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Cover Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

Cover Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN! | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal. Cover Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!”
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Detroit – Building A Vibrant Future Built On The Past

Detroit – Building A Vibrant Future Built On The Past | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Sign Up Today!!! Receive our newsletter for more marketing insights. Click Here A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.”
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New Study Finds LNG Exports Will Reduce Global GHG Emissions

“We’ve already seen how natural gas has been a key driver of significant greenhouse gas reductions in the United States. Now, a new peer reviewed study from Carnegie Mellon University finds that exporting clean-burning natural gas from the United...”
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Opinion: Detroit's leadership must engage emerg...

Opinion: Detroit's leadership must engage emerg... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
““Detroit's emerging leaders are convinced that Detroit is in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime position to help define the future of American cities.””
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Pure Michigan brand wins awards from international hospitality organization - MLive.com

Pure Michigan brand wins awards from international hospitality organization - MLive.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Pure Michigan brand took home two awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.”
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Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. workers want to work as long as they can

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. workers want to work as long as they can | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A recent study is showing that American professionals reaching the typical retirement age of 65 are continuing to work. They do not want to stop working, and out of the 75 percent of U.S.”
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Stay True To Your Brand Positioning

Stay True To Your Brand Positioning | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A few years ago, I was working as a consultant for a luxury brand. After a long and fruitful week of branding meetings across Europe, we ended the week in Paris and I visited the brand’s biggest boutique with one of its senior executives.”
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Memo to Detroit: How to Engineer an Extreme Mak...

Memo to Detroit: How to Engineer an Extreme Mak... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“In the practice of place marketing, Detroit might be considered the toughest sell in America. Over the past 50 years, the city’s population has been cut in half from 1.5 million to 700,000 residents.”
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Finding jobs in Detroit: Retraining program that works

Finding jobs in Detroit: Retraining program that works | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Detroit has been stuck in a spiral of bankruptcy which has resulted in severe levels of unemployment among Detroit residents.”
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