Marty Vanags

Posts by Marty Vanags

Business First Saratoga Can Spark Growth

Enabling growth requires an environment where individuals with drive and good ideas can get started in business and where good firms can invest and grow, thereby creating more jobs. To achieve a healthy business environment, economic developers need to foster a culture of listening. That’s why we launched Business First Saratoga. Through problem-solving and advocacy,
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Say hello, won’t you?

We here at the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership are firm believers in listening. We want to hear from you. That’s why we make it easy to be in touch. Call us… Email us… Like us on Facebook… Connect with us on LinkedIn. We encourage you to reach out, even if it’s just to say hello. And,
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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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