Amazon’s HQ2: The Finalists

Amazon’s HQ2: The Finalists

By Jami Gibson Earlier this month, Amazon announced the 20 finalists for its HQ2 location. They are: Atlanta, Austin, Boston/Somerville, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, MD, Nashville, Newark, New York City,...
Amazon’s HQ2: The Pros and Cons

Amazon’s HQ2: The Pros and Cons

By Jami Gibson When Amazon announced in September its plans to build a second North American headquarters, cities across the continent scrambled to put their location in the running. In all, Amazon received 238 proposals from cities vying for the e-commerce giant’s $5...
Talent-Driven Site Selection

Talent-Driven Site Selection

By Jami Gibson Talent retention and attraction has been a hot topic in the past several years, especially due to the baby boomer generation retiring and the talent gap that creates. One of the best sources I’ve found for informative articles about workforce...
Best Practices Conference

Best Practices Conference

By Dean Whittaker This month I had the opportunity to participate in the Mid-America Economic Development Council/Indiana Economic Development Association joint Best Practices Conference in Ft. Wayne, IN. It was a great conference, well organized, held at an...