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By Ben Wright |  Feb 14, 2014

What does it mean to be a high performance economic developer?  You may have noticed our name has changed from Nex Gen to High Performance Economic De...

High Performance Economic Development Third Year Running

By Ben Wright |  Jan 31, 2014

2014 marks the third year of our High Performance Economic Development benchmarking survey! Last year, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbus...

How Site Selectors are Using GIS to Evaluate Communities

By Ben Wright |  Jun 04, 2013

Part of our job as economic developers is to understand what businesses and site selection consultants are going through in their business cycle – esp...

Whose Job is it to Create Jobs: The Role of Economic Development Marketing

By Ben Wright |  Mar 15, 2013

Were you able to participate in our March 6th webinar, “ The Role of ED Marketing in the Future of Jobs?” If so, you heard from economic development s...

3 Traits of Highly Successful Economic Development Organizations

By Ben Wright |  Feb 05, 2013

While at the IEDC Leadership Conference last week in Orlando, we took the opportunity to ask some of the best in the business what it is that makes th...

How JobsOhio Is Creating a Competitive Advantage Using Atlas Technology

By Ben Wright |  Apr 06, 2012

Ohio has long been committed to economic development, winning 5 of 6 Governor’s Cups from 2006-2011. With strong community partnerships and collaborat...

Webinar: Seven Ways in Which Social Media and Your Website Can Work Together

By Ben Wright |  Mar 12, 2010

We are all aware that our website is one of our most important business tools. But with the rise of social media, how has that changed the landscape? ...

Webinar (in Partnership with IEDC): Leveraging Social Media

By Ben Wright |  Mar 04, 2010

Atlas and the economic development profession are "atwitter" about Social Media. Here, we are really interested to shape how social media is changing ...

News you can Use: Top Ten Marketing Tools for 2009

By Ben Wright |  Sep 14, 2009

We gave our first in a series of webinars yesterday, September 11.

Compete Smarter Webinar 3: 7 Examples of Highly Innovative Communities

By Ben Wright |  Aug 31, 2009

Each one of us is interested in what our peers are doing. The most admired communities always seem to be doing things a little bit differently, a litt...


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