It is with great enthusiasm we welcome back a familiar face to the Atlas team. Lucy Bowman re-joins us as Vice President and will be primarily focused on enhancing client relationships and strengthening the agency's creative product. In her first stint at Atlas as the Director of Insight, Strategy, and Media, Lucy oversaw the strategic and creative direction at the agency, crafting new brands, marketing strategies, and media plans for clients all over the country. Lucy brings over 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing, primarily in the tourism, real estate, and economic development industries both nationally and internationally.
To say this election season has been divisive would be an understatement. People are vehemently passionate on both sides of the aisle, and it's safe to assume everyone has something to say about it. Before we continue to degrade our opposition and hurl negative and nasty comments at each other, we should stop and think how - in the face of inevitable and uncertain change - opposing groups may need to start working together.
Throughout the year, we've spoken to hundreds of economic developers, whether by way of presentation, webinar, lunch, or pitch. And we've offered thousands of pieces of advice along the way, all in the name of making communities great. It's really what we're passionate about, and we're confident many of you would attest to this very point. Nothing we say or do lacks genuine thought or interest in the people we call clients, partners, colleagues, and friends, and with that, we're back with more counsel. Here are 11 things economic developers can do to energize their efforts heading into 2017.