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Website Showcases Spruce Grove’s Business Assets

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release City of Spruce Grove, AB – The City of Spruce Grove just launched a new website to promote its economic development efforts. The site will serve as a valuable resource for both existing businesses and potential investors. Spruce Grove is one of Alberta’s fastest growing cities. The website was created as part of the City’s economic development strategy and action plan with the goal to create a comprehensive online portal for existing companies and potential investors. “The new website adds an important level of functionality to our efforts. It will allow potential investors to seamlessly access relevant, concise information...
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New MEDA Website a Resource for Economic Developers

Monday, November 19, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) has launched a comprehensive new website to promote its statewide membership and activities. The professional association for “lead” economic developers is dedicated to building Montana’s economy. “MEDA is all about local economic development professionals serving their community and impacting lives and businesses. The impacts are real and in many cases they shape the future of towns, cities and our state for the future,” noted MEDA President Steve Arveschoug of Big Sky Economic Development in Billings. The updated, user friendly website provides a solid foundation for marketing MEDA and its strong network of members....
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St. Landry Economic Development Launches New Website

Monday, November 19, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Opelousas, LA – St. Landry Economic Development (SLED) recently launched a comprehensive new website. The site is a valuable resource for citizens, businesses and site selectors that showcases SLED’s economic development activities, business assets and rich culture. SLED takes a forward-looking approach to the economic and community development of Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish. Its collaborative initiatives are designed to bring growth and prosperity to area businesses and communities. The sophisticated and interactive web platform aims to better connect St. Landry Parish to the region, nation and world. The site has details about the three St. Landry Economic Development Districts,...
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New Websites Emphasize Hutchinson’s Many Assets

Monday, October 15, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Hutchinson, Kansas and the larger Reno County area recently launched three new websites to promote the region. The sites will serve as a valuable promotional tool for businesses, economic development and tourism. An online portal combines the sites into one user-friendly and comprehensive resource with a wealth of information for businesses and site selectors as well as potential residents and visitors. The sites were developed for three different organizations with distinct, yet related, missions: the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce; Visit Hutch, the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau; and Greater Hutch, a partnership for economic development in Reno County. The Hutch...
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Workforce Attraction Toolkit: Beating the Workforce Woes

Friday, October 12, 2018

By Golden Shovel Agency To assist you with the items talked about in this article, download Golden Shovel's Workforce attraction Toolkit. -- Worker scarcity permeates almost every conversation in political and economic development circles. For the last three fiscal quarters, analysts predicted the unemployment rate reached the lowest possible level; now, analysts wonder how low the rate can actually drop. One headline earlier this year stated “2018 Too Many Jobs and Not Enough Workers”.  At the most basic level, this defines the problem communities’ face. Tight labor conditions have always existed in specific sectors. For example, shortages of programmers created difficulties for software companies. But...
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New Website Highlights Western Iowa’s Business Assets

Monday, September 10, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Carroll, Iowa – Western Iowa Advantage has launched a new website that will serve as a valuable tool for economic development. The comprehensive online portal highlights Western Iowa’s many business advantages. “The primary purpose of the site is to let site selectors and real estate professionals know that Western Iowa has a story to tell. It is a story of long term and innovative business success, while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle,” said Shannon Landauer, vice president of Western Iowa Advantage. The user friendly site simplifies the process of delivering details and custom reports on an array of pertinent topics...
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VR Technology Brings Economic Developers and Site Selectors Together

Monday, September 10, 2018

Economic developers face an uphill battle to get site selectors and executives to visit their community and tour available properties. With site selectors scouting locations throughout the country, and potentially the world, it can take months or years of concerted efforts to arrange for a FAM tour. VR technology is solving this problem by making it possible for site selectors and executive to visit communities in the virtual world. Minnesota-based communication firm Golden Shovel recognized the potential for virtual-reality to bridge the gap and make these connections possible. In 2017, the firm launched a new service, PlaceVR, making it possible...
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New Website Illustrates Development Opportunities in Pasadena, TX

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Pasadena, Texas – The Pasadena Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has launched a comprehensive new website to highlight the region’s many business advantages Pasadena, Texas is located just 20 minutes from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. Its residents enjoy an excellent quality of life. Its proximity to a vast transportation network, including major airports, freeways and rail systems, makes it a prime location for development and redevelopment. With this new online portal, Pasadena EDC has rebranded itself. The economic development agency’s website is a one-stop-shop for those interested in learning more about Pasadena. “We wanted to provide site selectors,...
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South Dakota Prairie Gateway Site Showcases Opportunities

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Sisseton, SD - The South Dakota Prairie Gateway just launched a new website that illustrates the many economic development efforts and business opportunities in eastern South Dakota. South Dakota Prairie Gateway is a partnership to promote economic growth in the state, with a particular focus on the eastern region. Member organizations work together to attract businesses and develop their local economies. The website is one of the products of that collaboration. “This website partnership showcases the different and yet similar economic development efforts in the area and provides quick links to these partners via links to their websites,” said...
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Five Steps to Strategy

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Building a framework in five steps that you won’t snore over. Every economic development director has created or discussed a strategic planning document. This process is critical to building a successful plan. And, getting started doesn’t need to be a formidable process that is overwhelming--start small and build on the success of each stage. Your organization's strategy should start with five basic components: purpose and goals, advantage, target, marketing, and lastly, niche. These components, if built correctly, can provide a solid framework for use in grant writing, business attraction and workforce campaigns as well as internal stakeholder communication.   Purpose and Goals Why does a...
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Midland Development Corporation Launches New Website

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

By 24-7 Press Release Midland, Texas – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) has launched a state-of-the-art website that displays the organization’s services and touts Midland’s many advantages and amenities. Midland has an auspicious location about halfway between Dallas and El Paso, Texas. It’s the third fastest growing metro area in the nation. MDC’s new online portal includes a host of innovative tools, yet is easy to use and optimized for mobile devices. “The Midland Development Corporation is proud to release a website that highlights our organization’s role in the community, and provides a wealth of information about living, working and doing business in...
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Opportunity Zone “Investment Ready” - Is Your Community Ready?

Thursday, December 27, 2018

What does it mean and what a community can do to attract investments?   Save the date for January 17th, for an indepth look at becoming investment ready in your community during our expert webinar. Register here. While the idea behind Opportunity Zones has been in the works for over 10 years, it was the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that finally brought them into being. Congress’ main goal for establishing Opportunity Zones, is to support investments in low-income neighborhoods by letting individuals and corporations capture unrealized capital gains through long-term investments in designated census tracts. In return, private investors...