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Social impact bonds: New opportunities for public-private partnerships

A new type of public-private partnership has emerged. Education and social services are being squeezed by budget constraints in every state, and that is forcing More...

[Statistical] Thoughts on recruiting seniors as economic development

What follows is not a prediction of what will happen, but rather a message of caution that we need to look deeper than what appears, More...

Why Your Print Newsletter is Wasting Valuable Dollars

What was the first thing you did this morning when you woke up? If you are like 80% of smartphone users you likely checked your More...

Digital Nomads: Coming to a Community Near You

Digital Nomad. The first time I heard the term was two years ago when a sibling announced they were going to become one.  What exactly More...

Business Development A Never-Ending Job

The city of Boca Raton woke up to the news that a third company, headquartered here, is in merger talks that could impact the venue More...

The top 10 (so far) of 2015

As we wrap another year here at EconomicDevelopment.org, I wanted to highlight ten of the most popular posts from 2015 (so far) and thank the More...

Four Unique Ideas For Charity Fundraising Events

There are hundreds of different basic human needs that are not met for many people on a daily basis. The essential needs of a person More...

How Owning A Pet Helps The Economy

Putting money into local businesses is a great way to help stimulate the local economy and one way to spend more money is to get More...

3 Ways Solar Power can Save You Money and Stimulate the Economy

Ever since Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth hit the theatres, more people than ever before starting taking notice of the changing environment. Glaciers are melting More...

5 Investments that Will Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Your home is probably one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. If you plan on eventually selling your house, you want More...

No tipping allowed: Restaurant pays a living wage

A new restaurant opened recently in the small, rural town of Owen Sound (population 22,000) which is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, and no tipping More...

When single industry communities lose their anchor business

When single industry communities lose their anchor business, there is a kaleidoscope of reactions from other businesses, residents, and local government officials. Once the decision, More...