Several communities in New York State along the old Erie Canal system have been working on community revitalization along the more than 350 miles of the former industrial shipping channel.
Strategic planning for economic development is not a new thing. But for many smaller communities it hasn’t been a huge priority until recent years. So where do you start with creating a strategic
As with many places in the world, tourism is a critical part of Alaska’s economy. The state is a popular tourist destination, and up to one third of visitors to the state are returning visitors who
Sustainable energy is a hot topic; it's also an industry quickly creating a wide range of jobs that could come to your community. Besides the obvious things that companies invest in, like research
The auto industry restructure in the ‘80s was a massive blow to the Rust Belt, particularly to Michigan and especially to the city of Detroit. But the state has worked hard to reinvent itself since
Affordable housing can be a tricky topic to discuss in many communities. Economically, there are some solid arguments for an investment in affordable housing programs. Statistics consistently show
Most North American cities have been collecting recyclable material for many years. The majority of these items were sold to China for reprocessing, to be manufactured into new goods. But in 2017,
COVID-19 has forced communities worldwide to adapt, pivot, and react quickly over the past several months. It’s undoubtedly been an extremely challenging year, and it's not over yet.
Economic Development Officers like you are experts in economic development strategies and resources for the community as a whole and for local businesses; but not everyone will know your purpose. In