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Announcing Exciting New Projects. . . & A Little Web Maintenance

Announcing Exciting New Projects. . . & A Little Web Maintenance

Thought you’d be interested in three great new assignments we are taking on.  Our strategic planning practice continues to go strong.  We’ve recently added these new assignments: New York State Economic Development Council:  This is the premier organizations for economic development professionals in New York State.  We’ll be updating a strategic plan we created for […]

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What Successful Innovation Actually Looks Like

What Successful Innovation Actually Looks Like

Following on a recent post, amid all of the calls for continual innovation to compete globally, it is occasionally useful to see a concrete example of what successful innovation looks like.  The Wall Street Journal recently profiled Milliken, one of the very few textile firms still based in South Carolina.  How have they managed this? […]

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Experiencing the Wonder

Experiencing the Wonder

This evening we are heading over to the Walkway Over the Hudson for their “Experience the Wonder” celebration of the Dyson Foundation and its support of the Walkway.  We had the privilege of working with the  Walkway organization on a strategic plan to help define its role in providng a margin of excellence for all […]

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Youngstown:  the struggle to shrink to prosperity

Youngstown: the struggle to shrink to prosperity

As DC.StreetsBlog reports, about 10 years ago, Youngstown, Ohio created a community plan designed to help the city cope with a massive downsizing of its economy and population: The city would start by tearing down the abandoned houses that depressed neighboring property values and acted as magnets for crime. Their hope was that some neighborhoods […]

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Fairweather to Keynote Lunch at NEDA Conference

Fairweather to Keynote Lunch at NEDA Conference

This October, we are teaming with Laura Mandala of Mandala Research for a luncheon keynote at the Northeast Economic Developers Association conference in Burlington, VT.  We’ll be speaking on “The New Tourism Economy.” Laura will be describing the many tourism segments she has researched  including culinary, cultural heritage, African American travelers, and other tourism markets, […]

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