Strategic Doing Blog

Working for Rural Vitality in Oregon

By Liz Nilsen / December 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Working for Rural Vitality in Oregon

November saw the Yamhill County Economic Vitality Summit, organized by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) and held in Newberg. The summit brought together community members, stakeholders, and leaders to identify economic development priorities for the county between now and 2020. Prior to the event, a countywide survey determined top 5 areas of concern: transportation, housing, infrastructure, land use, and workforce and […]

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Using Strategic Doing to spur cluster development

By Liz Nilsen / November 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Using Strategic Doing to spur cluster development

Like attracts like. Success breeds success. Industry clusters are a boon to economic developers because of their magnetic effect on other businesses in the same sector, and the supply chain. But what do you do if you don’t happen to be fortunate to already have a biotech, food processing or aerospace corridor in your community? […]

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Join us in Muscle Shoals!

By Liz Nilsen / November 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Join us in Muscle Shoals!

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the second annual Strategic Doing practitioners’ conference. Once again, the University of North Alabama will be spoiling us with Southern hospitality, and for those who attended last year, our UNA hosts – thanks to the wizardry of Janyce Fadden and Mary Marshall VanSant – have some […]

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