Why some small & medium sized communities are successful with economic reinvention and others become ghost towns!
Richard G. Longworth in his book “Caught in the Middle – America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalization” 1,266 more words
Over the past several years, my friend Craig Hullinger, former Economic Development Director of Peoria Illinois, and I have annually surveyed our colleagues in the economic development, city management and the community planning profession asking what they believe are the “most important & biggest trends” influencing their daily work tasks both today and in the coming year. 1,986 more words
Come play, shop, work and live is the calling card of every community. Many make this their logo and seek to brand this “come-on” in the conscious and subconscious mind of everyone. 515 more words
In the coming decades, “the quest for environmental sustainability and the need to meet the health demands of a fatter, sicker and older population may prove to be the greatest engines of innovation and, therefore the greatest economic opportunity of our lifetimes” 429 more words
BIG ROADS – The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.
A planner’s thoughts about “Big Roads” and highway planning. 1,339 more words
Joel Kotkin in his book, “The Next 100 Million Americans in 2050”, states that “America will inevitability become a more complex, crowed and competitive place, highly dependent, as it has throughout history on its peoples innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and emerge by mid-century as the most affluent, culturally rich and successful nation in human history”. 333 more words