Marty Vanags

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Economic Development: Latest Trends and Hot Topics

I am attending the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit which is always conducted with a special focus on the profession. The economic development profession is characterized by individuals who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers and professions. There are lifelong economic development professionals, but they almost always started somewhere else. The diversity
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The Saratoga Strategy

The Full Court Press of Economic Development

In Malcom Gladwell’s newest book “David and Goliath,” Gladwell writes about a basketball team with less traditional players using the tactic of a full court press to win games. A full court press often forces the team inbounding the ball into making mistakes, giving the faster, smaller team more opportunities to score. The coach Gladwell
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