The Secret Sauce

By: Amy Holloway, President and CEO Every Avalanche newsletter includes a section in which we celebrate our clients, highlighting economic development accomplishments in communities we have served. There is never a shortage of stories (and, we are only catching a...

Know Your Labor Shed

By John Rees, Research Director The national unemployment rate recently plunged to its lowest level in 50 years. The last time national unemployment was at its current rate, Nixon had just assumed the presidency, Led Zeppelin had just released its debut album, and the...

Metrics That Make a Difference

How community assessments help foundations translate complex information into collaborative action By Noelle Salerno, Senior Consultant and John Rees, Research Director One of the most frequent questions we receive from our clients is, “How do we measure success?”...