EDai Insights

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5 realities of economic development incentives, and how to improve their impact

States and localities spend over $80B per year on economic development incentives, but how effective are they at increasing jobs, capital investment, and quality of life in their communities? Find out how to improve the use of this economic development tactic and get practical tips on how to enhance the impact and limit the waste.

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Assessing talent: Focus on what matters to your location search

Talent is often the most important factor in any company’s location decision or economic development discussion, but Businesses, Economic Developers, and Policymakers often measure it differently. Learn the questions you should be asking to truly understand a community’s current and future talent prospects.

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6 ways to streamline your location search

The location search is one of the most complex and consequential processes a business can undertake. With such high stakes, it’s important to have a clear game plan. Discover the six factors that will help Businesses and Site Selection Consultants lead a successful, streamlined search.