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Labor Force Participation Pre-and Post-COVID

There is no topic more discussed these days than the current difficulties companies have filling jobs. This labor shortage is usually associated with the pandemic and is being analyzed in small businesses and corporate boardrooms, and especially at economic development organizations! We wanted to dig deeper into this topic, so we invited Dr. Laura Ullrich, …

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Top 10 Skills Economic Developers Should be Honing Right Now

“What skills should I be learning right now?” is a question we have been asked by several economic developers. We have all been thrown into a new work environment that requires a new set of skills. We believe virtual meetings, collaboration, and site visits are here to stay to some degree. Companies and organizations have …

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Using Supply Chain Analysis to Attract and Retain Businesses

By Leigh Howe, Applied Marketing One of the best ways for communities to grow the regional economy, increase wages, and create new jobs is to support supply chain development. There are three legs to the cluster development stool – talent, innovation, and supply chain. Manufacturers rely on raw materials, components, and parts, as well as …

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