February 23, 2020

Why Regionalism

Scale matters, which is why regionalism in economic development matters. If you are essentially selling a bigger universe, you will have more assets to tout, more of a story to tell.

In competing for talent, export markets, and foreign direct investment,...

February 16, 2020

The Big Shift

A "tectonic shift in global supply chains" is now occurring, according to a new survey of analysts who cover more than 3,000 companies from Bank of America Securities. 

What's more, companies in about half of all global sectors in North America de...

February 9, 2020

What the Hell is Economic Development For?

Within days of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson, made an exceedingly risky decision to champion the stalled civil-rights bill.

When an adviser tried to persuade Johnson not to...

February 2, 2020

The Rocket City Rocks

I joked that the photo above was a "Chamber of Commerce" photo. Incredibly, I took it from my hotel room with my smartphone through the glass window no less. You're looking at Huntsville, Alabama, long known for its knowledged-based economy.

Redston...

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