Happy sales to you…

Welcome to the holiday issue.  For many economic development professionals, especially those working with entrepreneurs and local expansion of products and services, this time of year provides for an absolute no-nonsense metric:  Sales over the course of a few short...

GEW – I’ll give it a week.

November is important to people in many different ways.  This year it caps one of the most gorgeous autumns in recent memory but there are also public and private events and celebrations of traditions that include family and friends, from football and parades to...

There’s a trick to getting the treats.

October is here! The month that children get to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in scary costumes and extorting candy from their community neighborhoods. Kids and dentists love it. I have often said that economic development is like Halloween. When kids hear that...

Playing in the big leagues.

Football season begins this month and even though it is only pre-season, people are already talking about the Seahawks repeating their championship season.  But as you well know, they won’t get there by resting on their laurels.  Every team in the league looks for a...

A declaration of Independents.

July is my favorite month of the year and not just because it’s the month that I was born (It’s the 22nd in case you were wondering).  It’s also my favorite because it is the month we celebrate our nation’s creation of the Declaration of Independence.  It is this...
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