In 2015, EMCOG tasked TIP with exploring potential areas of focus for a CoE with the goal of identifying a concept that could serve as a catalyst for job growth and investment while supporting the success of existing companies.
One recent project that has yielded significant positive outcomes is the strategic plan TIP completed for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA). Since the plan was finalized in March 2015, two of the five priority projects TIP identified have already been partially implemented.
In June 2014, the North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) adopted its five-year strategic plan, developed with the assistance of TIP Strategies. TIP’s principal and CEO, Tom Stellman, recently attended NLEP’s Annual Meeting to provide an update on plan implementation and outcomes to the organization’s Board of Directors.
In October, TIP Strategies founder and CEO, Tom Stellman was featured as a speaker at the independently organized TED talk event, TEDxBrookings. His presentation was part of the “Origins of Community” session. Tom’s talk addressed the changing geography of jobs before, during, and after the Great Recession.
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.
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?
Performance measurement is an increasingly important part of economic development strategic planning. In addition to traditional measures of job growth, income, and tax base, TIP has been working with our clients to establish broader metrics associated with challenges including sustainability, social equity, and other community development issues.
We hope you will take a moment to check out TIP Strategies’ “new and improved” Geography of Jobs. In our updated version, we’ve included 372 metros and extended the timeline back to 1999.