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Metrics:Does your measuring stick stand up?

How do you measure success? The old stand-by measuring sticks of job creation and capital investment sentiment do not measure up. Boards, elected officials, and economic developers are talking metrics-what are you saying? We measured job creation and capital investment when we were industrial recruits, but now we are economic developers-so what makes sense? EDO’s …

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NC Mentor Network Launched

Creative EDC launched NCEDAMentorNetwork.com on September 1. It is a tool to match experienced economic developers with economic developers that want a little guidance. Gurus and wise owls can register to be mentors, and newbies can register to be matched with a mentor. We hope the pilot project will be replicated in other places. Do …

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Creative EDC to Relaunch Certified Entrepreneurial Community® Program

Creative Economic Development Consulting is pleased to announce that it has purchased the nationally recognized Certified Entrepreneurial Community® program developed by AdvantageWest Economic Development Group. Plans are underway to revamp the program and make it available to communities that want to develop and strengthen an entrepreneurial ecosystem. AdvantageWest launched the Certified Entrepreneurial Community® program in …

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The Last Budget Dollar

Got a Few Extra Budget Dollars to Spend by June 30?  Here are some great ideas.  June 30, the end of the fiscal year for some, is around the corner. If your organization is fortunate this year, you may have a little money left to spend.  We love it when we get your calls around this …

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2015 Creative Give Back Winner Is…

The winner of the 2015 Creative Give Back is Cabarrus Regional Chamber and EDC. Their proposal to attract more females into non-traditional jobs addresses a workforce challenge and has the potential to be replicated. Excerpts from the Cabarrus proposal explains the challenge their community is facing. “Some of our newest announced logistics companies are telling us that they …

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We Walk What We Talk

We talk about investing in communities, creating a sense of place, revitalizing downtown, redevelopment, and entrepreneurship – and we walk it. Creative EDC was formed in 2012 and headquartered in Elkin, NC, hometown of Crystal Morphis. We didn’t locate here because Elkin is the center of economic development. We’re in Elkin because we believe in investing in …

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Creative Give Back Deadline Extended

Due to weather delays in our region, the deadline for the Creative Give Back has been extended to Monday, March 2, 5:00PM

Give Back Application Now Available

The 2015 application for the 2nd Annual Creative Give Back is now available on our website. What’s your creative idea for the New Year? The Creative Give Back is Creative Economic Development Consulting’s way to give back to the field of economic development and the communities we serve. Starting in 2014, Creative Economic Development Consulting committed to give …

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The 2nd Annual Creative Give Back

The Creative Give Back is Creative Economic Development Consulting’s way to give back to the field of economic development and the communities we serve. Economic development has given us meaningful work and lifelong friends. We have enjoyed playing even the smallest part in improving thousands of lives through sustainable economic development. Starting in 2014, Creative Economic …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Everyone at Creative EDC wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.      Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it be given with affection. -Pindar

Creative EDC at IEDC

Crystal Morphis will be attending the IEDC Annual Conference October 19th through 22nd in Fort Worth, TX.  In 2014, we launched social media services for EDOs and CreativeSiteAssessment.com, an innovative online site assessment tool. Talk with Crystal at the conference to get the round-up on new services from Creative EDC. Set an appointment by emailing us: [email protected]

Creative EDC at SCEDA

Crystal Morphis will be attending the SCEDA Midyear meeting October 9th and 10th.  Please contact her at [email protected] if you would like to discuss consulting projects while at the conference. It’s the time of year to start planning your board retreat and set program of work priorities for 2015. Contact Creative EDC about facilitating your annual board planning …

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Creative Give Back Update

In January 2014, we announced the first Creative Give Back, our commitment to give away one consulting project each year (https://www.creativeedc.com/creative-give-back.aspx). The winning proposal was submitted by the four towns of Indian Trail, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Stallings. They proposed to form an economic development alliance to capitalize on the assets shared by the four …

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How to Incorporate LinkedIn & Google News into your BRE Program

Social media isn’t just about gaining followers. Social media can be a powerful networking and intelligence tool. Social media can be incorporated into your BRE strategies.   LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for your BRE program. Login to LinkedIn and follow the companies (large and small) within your community. Don’t just follow – listen …

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