Category: Analysis

Ryan Frankel

Look To Startups For Your Next Job Creation Wave

“New and young companies are the primary source of job creation in the American economy”. (Kauffman Foundation) The quote above may sound like a slight exaggeration, but it brings home an important point that represents a new trend. Though startups account for only 3% of overall employment in the US, they represent nearly 20% of […]

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Steven Jast

How Attractive is Your Region to Prospective Companies?

Finding and attracting the prospects you seek requires access to accurate data, a thorough understanding of key trends and a realistic grasp of how your region is being evaluated by candidate companies. How does your region’s labor availability stack up? Up until recently, recruiting companies was the starting point for investment attraction, followed by working […]

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Margot Bégin

Heat Mapping – Moving Beyond The Obvious Targets

Effective targeting is critical to success in FDI Attraction. But, without precise targeting finding qualified prospects and winning projects is extremely challenging. Read on to learn how heat mapping can be used to find growing companies in your targeted industries and generate investment project wins!

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Steven Jast

Company Growth Signals – What to be looking for and where to find them to enhance Investment Attraction

Economic Developers and Dealmakers are constantly in the hunt for growing companies. But what are the most important growth signals? And how do you find companies emitting these signals before it’s too late?

Read on to find the answers to these important questions!

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Nadine Jeserich

Data Dig: Chocolate Import Competition

For many, February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. A fun, frivolous, entirely made-up day. But the business behind it is no joke. Chocolate and cocoa-based confectionary has had sluggish growth over the past years – despite a population with rising disposable incomes – with almost stagnant total sales since 2012. Trade numbers on point […]

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