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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

Salary Data is Sending You Signals. Pay Attention!

What is salary signaling? With labor costs representing up to 60-80% of production costs, high-wage regions lose a significant competitive advantage. Trends in salaries are often a useful signal for good recruitment zones for business attraction.

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Steve Jast, CEO

Artificial Intelligence and Economic Developers

Although AI isn’t a new concept, right now there’s a lot of buzz around the topic. Some pundits believe AI will have a bigger impact than the invention of the PC or even the spread of smartphones. Growth projections for AI revenues are staggering; it was $643.7 million in 2016 and its expected to reach $36.8 billion by 2025. But what exactly is AI? And more importantly, how can it help Economic Developers?

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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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