Bi-Weekly Breakdown (Nov 23, 2018)

Hi Gazellers,

Online retailing giant Amazon shook up the economic development world last week by announcing two locations for its new headquarters. This caught many off-guard who were speculating on why there would be one, not two locations – one in Queens in NYC, and the other in Northern Virginia.

Sad your region missed out? Don’t be! Some are now saying that missing out on the 50,000+ job creating project may actually be a good thing….
Check out the article here!

Welcome to the Jungle

Amazon appears to be leading the trend for a great new 2017 NAICS code we recently added to Gazelle: “Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses”. We’re seeing upward arrows across the board – from increased profits, higher salaries, and more revenue than ever. Login to see for yourself.



New Gazelle Features

We’re happy to introduce Sam Williams, who recently joined the Engagement team to help you with all your Gazelle-related requests. He’s already leading the charge by setting up our private LinkedIn Group for you to connect with one another, share user experiences, best practices, and success stories. Struggling to keep up with all these updates? We’ve summed up all our new features in this handy article.

Data Dig

Ever thought about how transport infrastructure affects your economic development prospects? …Or is that just us? In any case, this month Dr. Nadine Jeserich looks at how tracing your local supply chain can lead to economic prospects in some unexpected places. Click below to read all about it in this month’s Data Dig.


On The Road

Finally, I’m heading down to Chicago for the Mid-American Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum from December 2-4. You can catch me presenting on “Identifying Growth Clusters with Big Data” on the 4th, so let us know if you’re planning on attending – we love seeing our economic development friends at events.

Until next time!

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