Business retention and expansion

Posted on 12, Nov | Posted by

From red flags to green (Part 2): how to see into the invisible economy

Last month, I had the chance to speak at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Houston, Texas, with a focus on the question of how and why Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) is evolving to be more effective in the new economy.

I’ve had a lot of requests for transcripts and copies of the speech but I generally don’t speak from notes, so I promised I’d provide an overview of my thoughts on this blog. Here’s the second of three blog posts that will cover off the main ideas and themes of that presentation. Read the full blog post

Posted on 11, Oct | Posted by

From Red Flags to Green (Part 1): BR+E in the Emerging Economy

On October 2, I had the chance to speak at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Houston, Texas, with a focus on the question of how and why Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) is evolving to be more effective in the new economy.  I’ve had a lot of requests for transcripts and copies of the speech but I generally don’t speak from notes, so I promised I’d provide an overview of my thoughts on this blog.  Here’s the first of three blog posts that will cover off the main ideas and themes of that presentation… Read the full blog post

Posted on 22, Aug | Posted by

TINAN Number 27 (August 2011)

In TINAN Number 27:

  • FDI Rises Up the Agenda
  • Using Online Tools to Help Build Real World Communities
  • New Policy Report on CED Cites Best Practices
  • 21st Century Skills for a 21st Century Workforce
  • Resource Review: Hot, Flat, and Crowded

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