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2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

This January, the International Economic Development Council held their 2019 Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, aimed at the most senior members of the profession, sets out a broad economic development agenda for the coming year. In this article, Jon Roberts highlights the issues likely to concern economic development organizations throughout 2019.

Three Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018

Over the past decade concepts like full employment, the skills gap, and the gray tsunami have become pressing concerns in the economic development arena. Technological disruptions continue to cast a shadow on the future of jobs. In the face of these challenges, here are three trends that are worth paying attention to over the short term.

State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

State of Washington: Strengthening the Defense Industry

Since 2006, TIP has been working in communities, regions, and states that are home to military installations and defense contractors. TIP is partnering with management consulting firm Kepner-Tregoe for our current defense industry adjustment project, which builds on the success of three previous OEA-funded pilot projects in Washington State.

MassDevelopment: Blueprint for Economic Diversification

By: Alex Cooke, senior consultant, TIP Strategies Image credit: Salem Muster [Image 1 of 2], by 1SG Donald Veitch via DVIDS (Public Domain) TIP recently completed an engagement for MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s economic development and finance...

Washington State: Planning for the Defense Sector’s Future

By: Ashton Allison, consultant, TIP Strategies USS Abraham Lincoln Returns to Washington [Image 2 of 2] by Seaman Jerine Lee via DVIDS (Public Domain) In 2015, TIP Strategies was selected by the Washington Department of Commerce as the lead contractor for multiple...