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Cornerstone Alliance is thankful for so much.
Shovel-ready sites are the best competitive advantage a region can have for landing new projects.
Economic development organizations are responsible for attracting new business and creating jobs. Typically, attraction efforts are concentrated within the contiguous United States. A true integrated attraction strategy should include foreign direct investment that is being pumped into the United States.
As part of a two-part blog series, we are detailing the 10 practices on how successful economic development outcomes are accomplished. Here are the remaining five practices and how they apply to economic development in Berrien County!
Cornerstone Alliance works to entice new investments and jobs to the area as well as help our existing businesses find resources to grow and thrive in Michigan’s Great Southwest. As part of a two-part blog series, we are detailing the 10 practices on how successful economic development outcomes are accomplished. Here are five practices important in accomplishing economic development initiatives...
We all know that ours is a community to be proud of. When all of us work together to support successful economic development, we all benefit.
Do you know why business retention and expansion (BR&E) efforts are important in economic development? According to a study, The Job Generation Process, it was found up to 80% of job growth in any community is generated by existing businesses, and not by attracting new business.
It all begins with the makers. They create, invent, build and inspire. They fuel the entrepreneurial spirit. We are a nation of tinkerers, inventors, and creators. And this population that makes is growing with more direct access than ever before to technological tools, allowing them to design and construct almost anything!
Small business fuels our economy and promotes the entrepreneurial spirit. The statistics of small business are impressive. According to a 2013 Forbes.com survey, there are nearly 29 million U.S. small businesses in the U.S. The data also reveals...
You’ve heard the word accreditation; but what does it really mean? Our hospitals and education institutions tout their accreditation status; and they should! It signifies that they operate under and comply with a recognized standard within their industry for best practices. Who doesn’t want that?