As I See It: New Twists on Talent

By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge


The populations and labor forces of most communities, regions, and states are not growing as quickly as they would like, nor necessarily with the types of skills that will serve their areas best in the future. And the attention on this topic is fully warranted. Availability and quality of workforce is always at the top or near the top in site selection projects.

For years now, the trends have been pointing to a shift from the traditional "build it and they (employees) will come" approach to "recruit them (workers) and they (companies) will come" approach. Of course, if you're going to go through the effort to recruit talent, you should focus your efforts on the specific types of talent that will serve your labor market best in the coming 3-5 years or longer. 

How do you do that? (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.


Our client and service mix is intentional and benefits both our EDO clients and our corporate clients. Our work with corporate clients helps ensure that our recommendations to EDOs for retaining, expanding and attracting businesses are practical and effective. Our work with EDOs helps ensure that our knowledge of locational assets is current and in-depth.


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