Five on Friday: Diversity

Five on Friday: Diversity

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  July 6, 2018 This week we’re looking at diversity. Many communities are reporting challenges with finding and keeping the workers their businesses need. At the same time, there are portions of our workforce that are unemployed or underemployed. Our role as economic developers needs to include ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce that includes … Read More

5 on Friday: Street Art

5 on Friday: Street Art

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 29, 2018 This week’s 5 on Friday looks at street art and its role in economic development, tourism and community building.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.     5 links on street art Wynwood Walls, Miami –  This former warehousing and manufacturing area has been transformed through the introduction of street … Read More

5 on Friday: Amazon’s HQ2

5 on Friday: Amazon’s HQ2

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 22, 2018 Economic developers are well aware that Amazon issued a Request for Proposals for a new corporate headquarters which will create 50,000 new jobs and include a $5 billion investment in construction. The RFP called for communities with a population of over 1 million, business-friendly environment, close to international airport, major highways, … Read More