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Economic Development Navigator

Monday, August 19, 2019  
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Economic Development Navigator

Your source for all things economic development.




Is Your BR&E Smart?

by: Christa O. Franzi, CEcD and Robert Camoin, CEcD

Innovations in technology and data analytics are disrupting the way Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) is done. In the past, BR&E was centered aroundspecific businesses – developing personal relationships with executives, collecting information on potential growth or decline, identifying opportunities to provide technical assistance to that business, etc.

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Recent and Emerging Trends in Forestry and Lumber

by: Jim Damicis

To understand economies and industry sectors related to forestry and lumber it is important to first understand the significance of forests to the U.S. economy.

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Getting Your House in Order for a Strategic Plan

by: Bethany Meys

Jim Damicis, Camoin 310'sSenior Vice President, and I are working in Augusta, ME helping theMaine Manufacturers Extension Partnership(MeMEP) conduct a strategic planning process to update their 2014 Strategic Plan. The process was been highly collaborative...

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Word on the Street: Brexit is Dampening Expansion Plans

by: Christopher Wilk

During Camoin 310’s direct outreach for a marketing mission to the United Kingdom, specifically Scotland, a number of executives told our team that while the United States either is, or soon will be, a growing region for their business, the uncertainty around what will happen with Brexit has put a damper on some potential plans for expansion to the States.

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Featured Indicator: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) County Typology Codes

by: Andy Marzo

In an effort to help characterize socioeconomic diversity in the United States, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) provides a set of typology codes that capture a range of economic and social characteristics at the county-level. ERS breaks down two broad categories of economic dependence and policy relevant themes to include six mutually exclusive categories of economic dependence and six overlapping categories of policy-relevant themes.

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Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo

September 12 in Uncasville, CT

Camoin 310'sDan Stevens will be at this event in September to discuss the economics and funding opportunities around redeveloping historic buildings.


September 18 - 20 in Richmond, VA

IEDC Annual Conference

October 13 - 16 in Indianapolis, IN


October 17 - 18 in Springfield, MA

Catalyzing Opportunity Zone Investments in New England

October 22 in Boston


Jan 16 - 17 in Albany, NY




Moody’s Upgrades Greene County’s Bond Ratings, Showing Confidence in County
Green County, NY

Berlin, New Hampshire: A Place Like This
Berlin, NH

Park Electrochemical announced the change of its name to Park Aerospace Corp following the merger of principal operating subsidiary into Parent Company.

Columbia County, SC remains one of the top 10 cities where millennials are moving.

Camoin 310 Vice President Rachel Selsky presented the Community Development Action Plan for the Town of Provincetown.

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Help Establish Welding Technology Training Facility in Tallahassee, Florida Opportunity Zone
Tallahassee, FL

The Commons: an Uncommon mix of art and business
Provincetown, MA

‘Amazon for Ridgefield’ aims to deliver goods from town stores
Ridgefield, CT




The economic power of walkability in metro areas



Port completes 'milestone' expansion



How ‘Developer’ Became Such a Dirty Word



Automotive Industry Warms to 3D Printing



Retire? No, thanks. Boomers stay on the job longer






Making the Case: Why Housing Access is an Economic Development Issue

Not Just Jargon: Placemaking is Here to Stay




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