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The Creative EDC Team is Growing

In response to growth in demand for Creative Economic Development Consulting’s programs and services, Penny Whiteheart has joined Creative EDC as a Senior Consultant. Penny has spent her career working in local and regional economic development programs, gaining broad experience in regional cluster strategies, marketing, business attraction and international trade.  Penny will be involved with …

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The First Annual WEDN a Success

Energy. That’s the word that keeps coming to my mind when I think about our first Women’s Economic Development Network Leadership Forum. The dynamic presenters, sharing of experiences, and networking created an energy that has stayed with us. The foundation of the forum was high caliber presentations. The negotiation panel kicked off the morning. Four …

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2016 Creative Give Back Winner Is…

The winner of the 2016 Creative Give Back is Wayne County Development Alliance. The project will develop strategies to transition military dependents, exiting members, and retirees into local employment. Wayne County requested assistance with coordinating the efforts of multiple organizations into a focused plan and creating an influencing model directed at employer hiring practices of the targeted …

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What Makes a Community Great

What are the key ingredients to success? We noodle around this topic often in our work. Economic developers strive to make their communities better, but what does better look like and how do you get there? What makes one place special? What makes a community great? We recently read The Global Investor’s Perspective on True …

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Kershaw County, SC Approved $17M Bond for Economic Development

In October, the Kershaw County Council approved a bond worth up to $17M dollars for economic development. The goal of this bond is to advance the competitive position of the county to recruit new and retain existing businesses. The money from the bond will be used to make infrastructure improvements at three industrial parks in …

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The 3rd 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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Creative EDC and ECS Announce New Certified Industrial Building Program

Answer Client Questions Before The Visit The Certified Industrial Building Program documents the features and assesses the condition of industrial buildings – similar to a certified site. The team of ECS and Creative EDC designed the program to provide you a market advantage. We bundle key facility assessments into a user-friendly report that provides information companies …

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