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?”...

Making the Case for Economic Development

By Tony DeLisi, Vice President Many economic development organizations have seen their work come under increased scrutiny in recent years, which is highlighting a critical need for improved communications with local stakeholders. Questioning of economic development...

Skills, Skills, and More Skills

Why Today’s Economy is Turning Economic Developers into Skills Promoters By Chris Engle, Principal Across the country, economic developers grapple every day with the challenge of convincing people to stay in their community, relocate, or develop themselves into...

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...