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Connect A Career Highlights the Power of Partnership

This collaborative effort is taking off!  Last week at the Fox Cities Chamber’s BizBlend, a breakfast for news and networking gathering, a group of dedicated and excited professionals helped put in perspective the importance of this web based resource that’s brought to light the need for communication and collaboration between business and educators. Jeff Lang, […]

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Who’s New in the Neighborhood?

  Who’s New in the Neighborhood? Joe Ackley knows the value of a comfortable pair of shoes.  That’s because he has been introducing himself too the residence in Menasha. Edward Jones provides financial services for individuals in the United States and, though its affiliated, in Canada.  Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Demonstrate How NOT to Attract Businesses

Today’s Chicago Tribune has a great editorial illuminating how lawmakers can dissuade business from locating in their jurisdiction.  The Springfield legislators propose to require “publicly traded companies doing business [in Illinois] to release how much they pay in state income taxes.”  The sponsors of the bill worry that some companies are paying no state income […]

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Building the Basics

At first, the concept of “economic development” may seem straight-forward.  You attract development to grow the tax base and add employment opportunities.  Simple, right? Actually, the field of economic development has become quite professionalized and there are some “dos and don’ts” that ED practitioners should follow.  As a relative new-comer to the field I was […]

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Chamber Seeks Business Backing for Economic Growth Initiative

Today the Post Crescent published an article showing how the Chamber is creating a economic growth initiative to benefit all of the Fox Cities region. Fox Cities chamber representatives want business and community leaders to understand a small investment today could yield big dividends in the form of new jobs and millions of dollars for […]

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