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Taking Ownership of a Strategic Plan: KABA's Annual Report
It is ultimately the responsibility of the economic development organization to ensure a strategic plan is not just a document that sits on a shelf. The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) has successfully kept its strategic plan front-of-mind after the roll-out. The 2011 Annual Report Unexpected Kenosha
details specific progress toward’s the plan’s five primary goals and features community stakeholders. Read more...
Project Update: City of Clearwater (FL) Economic Development Strategic Plan
TIP completed an economic strategy for the City of Clearwater, FL, in August 2011, designed to refocus the city’s economic development efforts and build upon new regional initiatives. The City has embraced a more proactive approach to economic vitality and is making quick progress translating the strategies around a technology district, a formal incentives policy, and a strong business retention and expansion program into action. Read more...
Bloomington's Med-Tech Industry is a Lifesaver
How did Bloomington, a midsized city in the middle of the country, become a bastion of biotech innovation? Cook Medical is the biggest, but not the only, reason a booming medical device and pharmaceutical industry has flourished in Bloomington, a city of about 80,000. Life-science jobs are six times more concentrated in Bloomington than the national average. Read more...
Data Visualization: Global Shipping Network
Nicolas Rapp maps the patterns and growth of worldwide shipping in a six-page spread for Fortune Magazine. Despite a gap of a few centuries, the routes today still look a lot like the ones from the 18th century. Read more...