2016: Trends and Predictions

There is something irresistible about making New Year’s predictions. Never mind that things always turn out differently than we expected. It’s an exercise worthy of the effort. From an economic (and economic development) perspective, 2015 was certainly an odd year. The biggest news was probably the precipitous decline in oil prices.

TIP Strategies Announces Seattle Office Expansion

By: TIP Strategies Ashton Allison, CEcD, joined TIP Strategies’ Seattle office as a consultant this month. Ashton has over 14 years of experience in marketing and economic development in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. He specializes in economic development...

TIP Strategies Featured at the Buenos Aires Global Summit: Economic Development Districts

TIP senior partner, Jeff Marcell, was invited to participate in the City of Buenos Aires’s Global Districts Summit. Jeff shares his thoughts on the conference and the lessons learned from Buenos Aires’s innovation districts. He also shares recommendations for the future of the districts, made by himself and a delegation of other economic development professionals from the US.

TIP Clients Creating Paths to Prosperity

The recent Politico article, “A Real Path to Shared Prosperity in America,” addresses a topic that has been a central concern for many of our clients. The article highlights findings from a conference of thought leaders held this summer at Harvard Business School to explore the critical question: How can our nation continue to grow while also providing a path to prosperity for more Americans?

A Measure of Success

by TIP Strategies staff Image credit: Pedestrian Mall View - Old Town Fort Collins, CO by Joe Wolf via Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0)Performance measurement is an increasingly important part of economic development strategic planning. In addition to traditional measures of job...

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Feature: Geography of Jobs

Geography of Jobs map