AS I SEE IT: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Advantage


Look at this quote from an Economic Development Strategic Plan:


"Competition for high quality jobs will intensify and the communities that are prepared to address the needs of existing and relocating businesses will be most successful in capturing new investment."


What's remarkable about that quote is that it was written in 1997 by the site selectors at Fantus Consulting (now Deloitte's Real Estate and Location Strategy Group). How much has changed since then, and at the same time, how little has changed.  (Read more)


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Ady Advantage (formerly Ady Voltedge) is a comprehensive and integrated economic development and site selection consulting firm. Our clients include more than 300 economic development organizations, for which we provide support on the full range of needs, including economic strategy, market differentiation, and implementation. Our corporate services focus on helping manufacturers and other sectors grow their businesses through an integrated solution set that includes various components, including facility expansion.

Our focus on both sides of the economic development equation is unique. It gives us important insight into the perspectives, challenges, needs, and sensitivities of site selectors and economic development organizations alike, bringing added value to both. 


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