January 16, 2021

The World Needs to Know the Best About Your Region—So Do You

An effective economic global plan begins with developing an authentic identity that is in sync with actual performance.
January 8, 2021

How the Columbus Region is Powering Up its Economy

Industries are changing so many companies are shifting, rethinking and rallying as they recover from the impacts of COVID
December 16, 2020

Why Restoring the Grand River Will Have Exciting Ripple Effects

Grand Rapids’ notoriously abused Grand River is undergoing a long overdue makeover with help from the community and a push from the pandemic.
December 13, 2020

Undeterred by Crises, Grand Rapids Shifts Things into High Gear

Grand Rapids fast tracks projects to help in COVID recovery. Meanwhile, it is working to gain back community trust after social unrest revealed its weaknesses.
November 11, 2020

How Philadelphia Will Create the Most Diverse Tech Hub

The city's bold efforts will build out workforce diversity and bring better job opportunities to a greater number of racially disadvantaged residents, especially in the tech sector.
November 10, 2020

Philadelphia’s Commerce Director Kicks Up Growth in All the Right Ways

Sylvie Gallier Howard, acting director for Philadelphia's Commerce Department has launched several initiatives that will produce more opportunities for disadvantaged minorities as well as elevate the city's international brand.
October 19, 2020

How Austin’s Health Innovations Will Shatter the System

Austin's new district will produce value-based health innovations bringing about better outcomes for patients and a cultural branding shift for the city.
October 19, 2020

What is Driving Austin’s Innovation District and the Keys to Its Success

A prominent city executive talks about the District’s most compelling projects, how collaborative partnerships are critical to moving it forward and what the plans are for a recovery.
September 11, 2020

Baton Rouge Embraces the Upside in the Downside of Blight

Exciting urban renewal plans are turning poverty-stricken areas in East Baton Rouge into beacons for economic development. The President and CEO of Build Baton Rouge tells how a perception shift about black communities is key to successfully revitalizing disinvested areas.
September 11, 2020

Lifeless Power Plant Reawakens as a Vibrant Hotspot in E. Baton Rouge

Dormant for decades, an electric power plant transforms to a lively entertainment complex, lifting the surrounding area. Opened just over a year ago, COVID-19 has taken its toll, but the city and developer are working with tenants to help them survive.