As I See It: BRE Should Be the Backbone of Most EDO Programs 

By Janet Ady


How much of your jurisdiction's net job gains and capital investment came from existing businesses? The chances are, the majority came from existing businesses. According to Eric Canada, chief strategist at Blane, Canada, Ltd. that number can vary tremendously by how rural your community is and by whether any "mega projects" have recently located in your area. Usually, between three-quarters and 95% of job growth can be attributed to existing businesses. (read more


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Ady Voltedge serves two distinct but complementary audiences. We provide economic development organizations (EDOs) with strategy, positioning, branding and related marketing implementation services. We provide expanding and relocating companies with location strategy services, from workplace and workflow strategy through site selection, real estate and portfolio optimization, and project management.


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