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8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

Mayors' Priorities Aren't Changing, But Their Attitudes Are

Economic development and infrastructure are among the most pressing concerns for mayors around the country, according to a new report.<p>The National …

Urban Design

The 3 Rural Americas

Not all rural areas are declining: Some are thriving, while others are undergoing significant transitions.<p>The notion of a deep divide between thriving, affluent, and progressive urban areas and declining, impoverished, and conservative rural areas has become a central trope—if not <i>the</i> central …

Income Inequality

Learning From Mistakes: 10 Things Beginning Leaders Should Know

You’ve probably heard that old saying, “hindsight is 20/20.” Those words could never be more accurate than when it comes to mistakes made early on in a career. When you have the drive, the tenacity and the knowledge to make a mark in your current position, it’s all too easy to think you’ve got it …

Leadership

5 Ways Leaders Act Like Rebels (That'll Make You Successful, Too)

“It pays to break the rules at work and in life,” says Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino. In her research on talented rebels, Professor Gino identifies traits of rebel leadership that provide a competitive edge. These rebels “fight against” convention and “train their minds” to avoid …

Leadership

A cheat sheet showing the mixed effects of NAFTA since 1994

On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) officially came into effect, virtually eliminating all tariffs and trade restrictions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.<p>Bill Clinton, who lobbied extensively to get the deal done, said it would encourage other nations …

Five Ways Destination Marketers and Economic Developers Can Work Together

Within large and small cities across the nation, you’ll generally find two organizations charged with marketing their community to the outside world. The destination marketing organization (frequently known as a convention and visitors bureau) focuses on attracting visitors. The economic …

Rocky Mountain fly fishing road trip: Gearing up

Fly fishing. Road trip. Montana.Sounds pretty reasonable, right? There’s something inherently intriguing about the idea of packing your gear, jumping …

How REAL Economic Development Happens.m4v

A Blueprint for More Inclusive Economic Growth

A recent survey of Harvard Business School alumni found that fully 71% of respondents felt their business was harmed by rising inequality, middle-class stagnation, growing poverty, or limited economic mobility. And 66% of respondents felt that addressing these issues mattered more than promoting …

5 principles for remaking economic development to generate growth, prosperity, and inclusion

“Embracing a broader vision of economic development is an economic and fiscal imperative,” <b>Amy Liu</b> writes in her new report, “<b>Remaking Economic</b> …

Tim Rajeff’s Abstract Hyper- Distance Theory of Fly Casting

So you want to make a long fly cast? Who better to tell you how than former world champion Tim Rajeff.<p>The name Rajeff rings out in the world of …

Fishing

5 Reasons People Don’t Catch As Many Trout As They Should

By Kyle Wilkenson These 5 bad habits will keep you from catching the fish you deserve. Whether I’m guiding or working in the shop, one thing rings …

Fly Casting- Explaining the Double Haul

by Stefan Siikavaaraoriginally written in 2009, here’s an interesting approach on the subject that stands up well to time. intended for casting …

the Angling Company: Casting on a Plane

The current economic development model is defunct – we need to ditch it

A radical shift in distribution to favour the poorest is the only way to reconcile the twin challenges of halting catastrophic climatic change and ending poverty<p><b>21 months and counting</b><p>What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led …

Barclays Bank

Southern Arizona Education Leaders to Discuss “Job Wars Ahead” At Arizona Association for Economic Development’s May Luncheon - CNN iReport

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its Southern Arizona luncheon, “Job Wars Ahead,” on Wednesday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St., in Tucson.<p>Patrick Nelson, superintendent of the Amphitheater Unified School District, …

Why economic development advocates ignore local business

<i>This is an excerpt from the book "The Local Economy Solution."</i><p>A growing body of evidence shows that the lion’s share of economic development …