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Michigan Economic Development Corp Update on Tech Startup Growth

Michigan Economic Development Corp Update on Tech Startup Growth | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that the number of tech startup companies in Michigan has more than tripled in the past four years.”
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Why Companies Should Outsource Site Selection

Why Companies Should Outsource Site Selection | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Dean Barber:Here’s a past blog that explains what and why I do what I do. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. I’ll see you down the road in 2015.”
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Remarks at SelectUSA Summit Briefing - US Department of State (press release)

Remarks at SelectUSA Summit Briefing - US Department of State (press release) | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Remarks at SelectUSA Summit Briefing”
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New Data: What Types of Content Perform Best on Social Media?

New Data: What Types of Content Perform Best on Social Media? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“In many aspects of life, timing is key. If you've got to schedule a very important meeting, and all of the attendees aren't morning people, scheduling an 8 a.m. start time probably won't result in a productive meeting.”
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Shale Development Continues to Fuel U.S. Manufacturing and STEM Jobs

Shale Development Continues to Fuel U.S. Manufacturing and STEM Jobs | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“A new report this week from the American Shale and Manufacturing Partnership (ASMP) highlighted the positive effect shale development is having on our manufacturing sector here in the United States.”
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The American Dream

The American Dream | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Waking People Up And Getting Them To Realize That The American Dream Is Quickly Becoming The American Nightmare”
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Students eye 'Smart' ways to brand city - Cleveland Daily Banner

“Students eye 'Smart' ways to brand city Cleveland Daily Banner The UTK Smart Communities Initiative paired needed city projects with classes being offered at the university.”
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Paul Rumler wins 40 Under 40 Award in economic development - Quad-Cities Online

Paul Rumler wins 40 Under 40 Award in economic development - Quad-Cities Online | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Press release submitted by Quad Cities Chamber ”
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State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Business Facilities (BF) Magazine Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.”
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Report: Millennials are moving to Buffalo, living the 'new American Dream'

Report: Millennials are moving to Buffalo, living the 'new American Dream' | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“According to a report, more millennials are moving to Buffalo. Some are calling it "the comeback city."”
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Nation Branding: Have your say about Luxembourg's image - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Nation Branding: Have your say about Luxembourg's image - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“What do you associate with Luxembourg? That is exactly what a new survey wants to find out in an effort to help with the government's so-called Nation Branding project.”
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The manufacturing footprint and the importance of U.S. manufacturing jobs

The manufacturing footprint and the importance of U.S. manufacturing jobs | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“‘While U.S. manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.”
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Tech, Energy Drive Best-Performing Cities

Tech, Energy Drive Best-Performing Cities | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Milken Institute has released its annual Best-Performing Cities rankings, and while the centers of technology innovation continue to show well, the energy industry had a decided impact on the index this time around. The index ranks 200 large...”
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The Differences Between Brand And Reputation

The Differences Between Brand And Reputation | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Brand and reputation are tightly linked but not synonyms. I raise this because I seem to be having more and more conversations where brand projects are being renamed as reputation projects to make them more “palatable” internally.”
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US invites Indian firms for investments, assures all support - Economic Times

US invites Indian firms for investments, assures all support - Economic Times | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“NEW DELHI: Extending invitation to Indian firms to attend SelectUSA Investment Summit 2015 and explore business opportunities, the US has said that potential investors across sectors will get...”
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Texas Governor Proposes Changes to Economic Development Programs

Texas Governor Proposes Changes to Economic Development Programs | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“There might soon be some sweeping changes to at least a couple of key Texas economic development tools and incentive programs.”
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Toronto is world’s best city to live in, Economist study says

Toronto is world’s best city to live in, Economist study says | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Montreal is the second-best, with Stockholm, Amsterdam and San Francisco rounding out the top five”
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The Death Of The American Dream In 22 Numbers -

The Death Of The American Dream In 22 Numbers - | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“We are the generation that gets to witness the end of the American Dream. The numbers that you are about to see tell a story. They tell a story of a once mighty economy that is dying. For decades, the … Continue reading →...”
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Branding Nashville as Music City: Deana Ivey, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Over the past 20 years, the CVC has led the strategic development of Nashville’s emergence as a premiere travel destination and been involved with major projects like the Tennessee Titans, Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators and the Music...
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Does your country have an image problem? - Yahoo! Maktoob News

“Independent policy advisor Simon Anholt talks about the complexities of "nation branding".”
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OCIC director wins 40 Under 40 award in economic development - Port Clinton News Herald

OCIC director wins 40 Under 40 award in economic development - Port Clinton News Herald | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“OCIC director wins 40 Under 40 award in economic development”
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Millennials and The American Dream: It’s Not Dead, Just Different and Delayed

Millennials and The American Dream: It’s Not Dead, Just Different and Delayed | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“By Alison Hillhouse, MTV Insights photo credit: Jade Brookbank Millennials and their “American Dream” — is it dead? Not quite. Traditionally, the American Dream was conceived as “opportunity for all” regardless of social class.”
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Are you going to map that? Application of GIS in Economic Development | EconomicDevelopment.org

Are you going to map that? Application of GIS in Economic Development | EconomicDevelopment.org | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Are you going to map that? Application of GIS in Economic Development: http://t.co/IzS0LkQrVD #econdev #esri via @R_J_Sanders”
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What Was the Most Common Place Branding Advice in 2014?

“Earlier this month I received an email from Ed Burghard at Strengthening Brand America. He was seeking the thoughts of people engaged in place marketing in regard to the most common branding counsel they gave communities in 2014.”
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‘Most Authoritative’ Peer-Reviewed Study Affirms Safety of Fracking in California

“Last week, the California Department of Conservation (DOC) released the first volume of its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the use of oil and gas well stimulation treatments, including hydraulic fracturing, in California.”
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