Talent Infrastructure Summit

Talent Infrastructure Summit

By Dean Whittaker The Talent Infrastructure Summit was held on September 28th, 2017 in Evansville, Indiana. It was an effort by the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, the Executive Leadership Council, and Old National Bank to stimulate regional...
Innovation in Government?

Innovation in Government?

By Dean Whittaker The Bloomberg Philanthropies, to stimulate innovation in government, conducted an Idea Accelerator Workshop for our community, Holland, Michigan, on how to take an idea and turn it into a reality. The workshop was preparation to apply for the Mayor’s...
Enhancing Sustainable Livelihood in Nepal

Enhancing Sustainable Livelihood in Nepal

By Saurav Rajbhandari Livelihood enhancement and diversification has been recognized, by conservationists and development practitioners alike, as a mechanism to promote livelihood development and encourage people to move away from the harmful exploitation and...
The Economic Development Shift

The Economic Development Shift

By Dean Whittaker A shift is underway in the mission of economic development organizations. Growth has always been the mantra, but now it is becoming about sustainability. Loss of population is now becoming a major economic issue for many cities, regions, and states....