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Personal Branding: How to create your own brand plan

Personal Branding: How to create your own brand plan | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“If you’ve ever been in a job so long that you don’t have an updated resume or Linked In profile, you’re in a dangerous place. In today’s economy, you want to stay aware, keep current and always be on the look out for what’s next.”
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Editorial: Site selection is a forward-looking choice - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Editorial: Site selection is a forward-looking choice - Corpus Christi Caller-Times | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The decision needs to be forward-looking, not current-feeling.”
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What is the next “Next Silicon Valley’?

What is the next “Next Silicon Valley’? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“According to recent data? Its still Silicon Valley… With many cities eager to take on the mantle of being the next great tech hub, it seems that cities are still having a difficult time competing with Silicon Valley.”
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Cleveland District Economy Displays Signs of Growth

Cleveland District Economy Displays Signs of Growth | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book on economic activity came out on March 4.”
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Work Life Balance - fruit nation blog

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Work Life Balance - fruit nation blog | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Work life balance is not easy, here is my ultimate cheat sheet on how to manage family and small business together.”
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How the economy is impacting Millennials

How the economy is impacting Millennials | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“While the economy may be soaring in 2015, Abby Huntsman explains how Millenials aren’t feeling the effects – and why the American Dream is far from reality for them.”
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Top 5 States Where Most People Work

Top 5 States Where Most People Work | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“If you have a job in North Dakota, you certainly are not alone. North Dakota in 2014 topped the list of states where most people are working. Figures released this week from the U.S.”
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American Dream redefined - Minnesota Daily

American Dream redefined - Minnesota Daily | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Researchers talked changing trends in income inequality on the U campus on Thursday.”
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Household income growth under four American pre...

Household income growth under four American pre... | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The conventional wisdom about the American economy is that, in spite of the recovery, middle-class Americans are still hurting.”
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Des Moines makes Site Selection top 10 - DesMoinesRegister.com

Des Moines makes Site Selection top 10 - DesMoinesRegister.com | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“The city tied for ninth among mid-sized metros in Site Selection magazine's annual rankings.”
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Politics And The American Dream | American Dream

Politics And The American Dream | American Dream | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
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It Is Far Too Early to Lose Hope in the American Dream

It Is Far Too Early to Lose Hope in the American Dream | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“I recently came across several profiles in The Huffington Post's series "All Work, No Pay: The False Promise of the American Economy." I strongly disagree that the promise of America is false, but the moving profiles of Americans struggling...”
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Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Many people, a surprising number of them being economic developers, believe that financial incentives provided to companies that invest in certain places amount to nothing more than corporate welfare, and is therefore a practice that should be...”
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City contemplates change to its brand - Powell River Peak

City contemplates change to its brand - Powell River Peak | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Powell River's Community Newspaper Online Discover Powell River.”
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Upstate NY Towns Consider Seceding To Pa.

Upstate NY Towns Consider Seceding To Pa. | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.”
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City contemplates change to its brand - Powell River Peak

“Powell River's Community Newspaper Online Discover Powell River.”
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Is this the best promise this city can make? I should think the fact it is geographically on the coast is pretty obvious.
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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

“A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.”
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Building The Most Likeable Brand Architecture

Building The Most Likeable Brand Architecture | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“While much has been written about when you should revisit your brand architecture and the things you should consider in doing so, often the conversations around how to structure brands seem to center on hierarchical concerns.”
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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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Millennials aren't giving up American dream, experts say - Washington Times

Millennials aren't giving up American dream, experts say - Washington Times | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Millennials’ much-discussed preference for urban living may be ending.”
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A Step Back in Time

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“His photographs, documenting the absolute brutality of the moment, shocked a nation, and were instrumental in leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
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Public-Private Partnerships: A Catalyst for Economic Development?

Public-Private Partnerships: A Catalyst for Economic Development? | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“Most local governments have been struggling with cash-strapped budgets and forcibly cutting within agencies and programs.”
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The American Dream Is In Crisis, And Here’s How I Know It

The American Dream Is In Crisis, And Here’s How I Know It | Strengthening Brand America | Scoop.it
“My hometown was, in the 1950s, a passable embodiment of the American Dream, a place that offered decent opportunity for all the kids in town, whatever their background.A half century later, however, life in Port Clinton, Ohio, is a split-screen...”
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