Does size matter? Not in Economic Development.

Posted by Guillermo Mazier on Nov 7, 2012 2:57:25 PM

For nearly two decades, we have been working in or consulting with EDO’s who have in the back of their minds looked at other EDO’s and said “They are so big, they can afford to do that” or “We can’t possibly do that.” For the first time ever -- thanks to our in depth research and analysis --we can now look at results generated by population size.

Predictably, the data we compiled shows that organizations that represent smaller communities generate fewer conversations, announce fewer jobs, and announce less capital investment compared to larger communities.

However, there are a few surprises. The highest performing communities in terms of website visits, conversations, and capital investment are regions between one and 2.5 million in population, while the largest communities (over 2.5 million) announce higher job totals

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