Archive for April, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

April 28, 2017

Read Avalanche Consulting’s April 2017 newsletter. 

Becoming a More Inclusive Community

April 25, 2017

How diversity, inclusion, and equity can make your community more prosperous for all citizens By Noelle Salerno Diversity, inclusion, and equity aren’t new topics for economic developers, but they are becoming increasingly top of mind as communities work to address gaps in income, educational attainment, and overall economic prosperity. A diverse, inclusive, and equitable community […]

Economic Developers Optimistic About 2017

April 11, 2017

This article was originally published in Business Facilities. More than half of all economic development professionals surveyed by Avalanche Consulting believe the national economy will be “better” or “much better” in 2017. Economic developers’ optimism about the economy has jumped significantly during the past year, according to the latest economic development index survey from Avalanche Consulting. The […]

Pflugerville plan has goal of bringing new businesses to the city

April 6, 2017

This article and infographic were originally published in Community Impact. By Joe Warner The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation relied on a 40-member steering committee to develop a three-year strategy, the first long-term development plan directed at bringing businesses to the city. PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison presented the plan, which has been accepted by the […]

Best and Worst Occupations for Gender Wage Equality

April 4, 2017

By Noelle Salerno Today (April 4) is Equal Pay Day, which means the average woman must work this far into 2017 – an additional 94 days – to match what males earned in 2016’s calendar year. Avalanche has explored gender equality in the past, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to revisit […]