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.
We love traveling to cities all across the nation to deliver one-of-a-kind, influential presentations that really impact economic developers and the work they do. It's our every day job and agency mission to help economic developers solve challenges for the communities where they live and work, and we take our responsibilities seriously.