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Economic Development Programs

Economic Development Programs

When Every City in America Zigged for Amazon HQ2, Little Rock Zagged. It's Worked Out Quite Well.

Arkansas' capitol city quite publicly skipped the competition for Amazon's HQ2 and found the right partners to drive growth instead.

My City Wasn't Chosen for Amazon's HQ2. I'm Thrilled.

Amazon doesn't really create tech jobs, it just outbids local companies that already have a tough time affording essential talent.

Don't be the Next Lordstown: How Cities Can Insulate Against Crushing Layoffs

A handful of US cities are developing programs to attract skilled remote workers to diversify their economies. Many more should.

New York Is Giving Amazon a Helipad and New Yorkers Are Furious

The governor and mayor are thrilled with Amazon. Ordinary New Yorkers just see higher rents and even more crowded subways.

5 Lessons on Writing Sales Proposals Gleaned From the Competition for Amazon's New Headquarters

Better sales proposals will win you more of the business you're competing for.

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