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Creating Economic Base Jobs: A Strategic Planning Process
In an economic contraction scenario, lost economic base jobs trigger cascading losses in service jobs, thereby diminishing the net worth of local residents and businesses and eroding the tax base. Ways to Create Economic Base Jobs Creating economic base jobs is a...
The Keys To A Competent Employer Recruiting, Retention And Expansion Program: Innovate, Invest, Elevate and Integrate
Communities won’t be able to get away with running a competent employer recruiting, retention and expansion program anymore.
TED Talk: Vipin Gupta – How microscale photovoltaics can change the world
Ignite New Mexico – Anatoliy’s Silver Bullet
Talent Attraction is the Linchpin to Economic Development
A looming, zero-sum market for qualified workers reverses the traditional economic development process. Today, a community’s quality metrics must be strong enough to attract, grow and retain enough qualified workers
Regional Workforce Background Analysis: Why is it important to review our workforce strategy?
One of the huge challenges that communities are facing is related to the evolution of their workforce. In fact, most experienced and productive workers
How to Integrate Economic Growth and Community Development Efforts to Manage Zero-Sum Labor
Mark Lautman CEcD The first step is to get a grip on the problem. This means developing an understanding of the nature and dimension of the threat to your company, your industry and your host communities. For many, this is still counterintuitive. How could the...
Zero-Sum Labor: The C-Suite’s Next Wicked Problem
Mark Lautman CEcD After a decade of financial market turmoil, recession, escalating tax and regulatory burdens and the constant barrage of global market disruptions and creative destruction, C-suite execs are recovering from their own version of PTSD. So, the last...
How do local economies work?
Mark Lautman CEcD, Lautman Economic Architecture LLC For the purpose of discussion, it is helpful to think about the community or regional economy as having two kinds of jobs: income generating and income retaining. Income Generating - Economic base jobs or export...
Economic Development Needs a New Business Model – Part 3
Recalibrate your economic development plan Mark Lautman CEcD, Lautman Economic Architecture LLC Understanding how many and what kinds of jobs a community expects to have in the future is predicate to any discussion about a workforce development. Unless you are...
Economic Development Needs a New Business Model – Part 2
Mark Lautman CEcD, Lautman Economic Architecture LLC It’s the flip of the causal dynamics in the job-creation game that will force most communities to look for a new business model. This doesn’t mean communities can back off funding their traditional program efforts....
Economic Development Needs a New Business Model – Part 1
The Changing Game of Economic Development Mark Lautman CEcD, Lautman Economic Architecture LLC A looming shortage of qualified workers is going to force many communities to rethink their business models for economic development. For the last 50-plus years, community...
ED Summit 2014 Closing Speaker
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Anatoliy and Dave’s Silver-Bullet
This blog is about two friends in Colorado Springs who might have developed the Silver-Bullet solution for two of the most wicked and intractable challenges communities face today: underperforming public schools and a growing shortage of technical talent. Their...
Reinventing Economic Development: Less Action, More Talk
Reinventing Economic Development: Less Action, More Talk If someone tells you that I am all talk and no action now, they would be right. After 30 years, personally on the hook for planning and executing job creation strategies, my job now is to talk about it. One...
National Brownfield Association – Building Sustainable Communities – January 31, 2013
2012 MAEDC Competitiveness Conference
2012 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum Program
Episode 6 – Reinventing Economic Development with Economic Architect Mark Lautman — PodCatalyst
Episode 6 - Reinventing Economic Development with Economic Architect Mark Lautman — PodCatalyst.