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Site Selection Trends in the Technology Industry

By Chris Engle, Principal The technology industry has become one of the most dominant drivers of the U.S. economy today, as it permeates more aspects of consumer life and business strategy. Urgency now exists for companies to identify the best technology workforce to...

Avalanche’s Top 10 Moments of 2018

By Amy Holloway, President, and Marian Kansas, Consultant This has been a year full of memory-making moments. From helping new clients kick off their first economic development strategies to witnessing long-term clients experience record-breaking success, it’s almost...

Top Questions Economic Developers Are Asking Today

By Noelle Salerno, Senior Consultant This month’s IEDC Annual Conference was a great opportunity to connect with economic developers and get a pulse on the trends impacting the field today. Attendees were buzzing about topics that are disrupting their communities and...

Preparing Cities for the Future

By Tony DeLisi, Vice President The future comes more quickly every day. Technologists often describe this phenomenon as an exponential growth curve – with each technological advancement building on the previous advancement and occurring at an ever-increasing...

Which Metros are Winning the War for Talent?

By Amy Holloway, President & CEO Which metros are growing their workforce and which are falling behind? With so many communities engaged in talent attraction and retention campaigns, we’ve been curious about who is actually succeeding, especially when it comes to...

Technology Drivers and Disruptors

By Chris Engle, Principal Avalanche Consulting The Technology industry has become one of the most dominant drivers of the US economy today, as it permeates more aspects of consumer life and business strategy. An urgency now exists for communities to develop their best...

Breaking Down the Talent Pipeline

How to tackle today’s #1 issue in economic development by Marian Kansas, Project Coordinator Unemployment in 2018 is at its lowest in over a decade, with rates sinking as low as 3.8% in May 2018. As the unemployment rate continues to decline, the implications on...

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