Archive for May, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

May 29, 2018

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Which CRM Tool Works for your EDO?

May 24, 2018

By Jennifer Vernon, Consultant Avalanche’s Chief Sherpa (aka President + CEO Amy Holloway) recently posted the following question to LinkedIn: The post generated more than 4,800 views and a dozen or more responses from economic development professionals across the nation and Canada. Here’s a quick rundown of several CRM tools mentioned by our LinkedIn followers: […]

The Role of Business Retention Programs

May 24, 2018

By Jennifer Vernon, Consultant According to the 2017 ED Index, activities related to expansion prospects accelerated the most over their 2016 levels. 60% of EDOs experienced an increase in expansion prospect activity (a jump of nearly 24 percentage points) compared to only 35% experiencing growth in relocation project activity (up 12 percentage points from 2016). […]

Why You Should Care About Inclusive Economic Development, Even If You Don’t Care About Inclusive Economic Development

May 24, 2018

By John Rees, Research Director In March, an anonymous group in Atlanta began plastering flyers throughout town lamenting the city’s quest to land Amazon’s HQ2. In addition to the flyers, graffiti critical of Amazon popped up in several locations throughout Atlanta. On their website, the activists railed against the Amazon search process, likening it to […]

Report details ways to get 25,000 more housing units in Sonoma County

May 11, 2018

This article was originally published in the Press Democrat. By Bill Swindell Sonoma County will need new and innovative strategies to build at least 25,000 housing units over the next five years for the local economy to keep pace in the aftermath of last year’s fires, county officials outlined Thursday in a new strategic plan […]

April 2018 Newsletter

May 10, 2018

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