Getting Ready for Company

May 19, 2010

You know the sense of urgency you feel when company’s coming?That urge to vacuum the carpet, straighten your closet, light scented candles and make sure everything in the house is “just right” before the guests arrive. For me, it seems to involve a peculiar mixture of ...

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Rethinking Incentives

May 13, 2010

I entered “Economic Development Incentive” into an Internet search engine recently and was shocked at the number of results that appeared.12 million.That’s right, 12 million sites that feature programs like targeted tax credits, relocation assistance, business finance programs, ...

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The Wild, Wild……Midwest? Opportunities Abound.

May 03, 2010

American newspaper editor and politician, Horace Greeley, is generally credited with having coined the phrase “Go West, young man,” but many point to Indiana journalist John B.L. Soule as the actual originator of the phrase. Although Greeley used the phrase “Go West, young man, ...

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Brain Drain: The Missing Link and What’s to Come

Apr 27, 2010

The first-ever Mentor Match Day at Missouri State University was held recently and I had the pleasure of visiting with several students about my career ladder and current job responsibilities.  It was an informal event and I enjoyed participating. After sharing a 15-minute overview of our ...

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The Real Definition of Economic Development

Apr 22, 2010

The personal impact of the work we do in economic development rarely gets noticed. Probably because we get too caught up in defining economic development with demographics, statistics and success measures like jobs and investment.But when the success story moves beyond the news release, the media ...

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