Archive for the ‘News & Updates’ Category

01-09-2017 Monday Memo

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

What is causing the growth….   That was the question that some recent state officials had for us during a visit and tour to our community.   While it would be easy to state “Great Economic Development Work”, the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of different reasons our community, area and [...]

01-02-2017 Monday Memo

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

We will NEVER have it made…   There is no doubt that our region has seen some outstanding economic growth over the last five years or so and that trend, while possibly not as visible to the casual observer as it is to those who are knee deep in the process of economic development, continues [...]

12-26-2016 Monday Memo

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The day after Christmas…   So here we are on the day after Christmas and we can’t resist asking if you received everything you wanted, needed or even deserved this year?  No doubt that type of question would solicit a wide variety of responses, so let’s just assume you all answered yes to every one [...]

12-19-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

They say variety is the spice of life…   If that is the case, then the staff at your economic development organization is on economic seasoning overload.  In a recent visit with some of the elected officials in our community, we were able to share what we have been working on, and to be quite [...]

12-12-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Slaying the dragons of doubt…   The world is full of problems. There is crime, poverty, injustice and bad things happening to good people all over the planet.  There are groups of individuals opposed to change, growth, political views and every other kind of thing you can imagine that offends those who are easily offended.  [...]

12-05-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Opportunity for those who have an interest…   That might seem like an odd statement to make, but when we take a look at the current economic conditions in our immediate area, we can’t help but share that specific perspective.   But rather than just take our word for it, let’s take a look at some [...]

11-28-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Thanksgiving…   We hope that all of our readers enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.   While our organization is pretty much pumped up about this region we live in, the holiday season always seems to bring out a bit more sentimentality in our perspective and [...]

11-21-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

“Only the paranoid survive”   We hope our opening statement caught your attention and provokes enough interest for you to continue reading the rest of this week’s Monday Memo.  You may be thinking what could possibly create paranoid concerns for an economic developer, especially one who lives in a community where there is a lot [...]

11-14-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Is it over yet?   At the first glance of that headline, one might assume that we were going to launch into our sense of total frustration, despair, apathy or any other words that describe the long drawn out political season we have just endured.  However we will leave that to those whose profession is [...]

11-07-2016 Monday Memo

Monday, November 7th, 2016

It’s the glue that matters…   Most economic development organizations love it when there are big announcements in our community or region that highlights the creation of new jobs, a significant capital investment and the start or improvement of something new.     Most often it’s the businesses themselves that make those public announcements, which is [...]