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Digital Readiness and What it Really Means

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From the Thought Leadership Team at USDM Digital Readiness and What it Really Means Corporate site selection is the methodical process of deselection—taking a prospect’s broad geographic targets and then compiling data on those markets to determine which make the shortlist. The process does not select as much as it rejects. The internet has made the availability of data endless, but…

Economic Development Trends and Take-Aways Aug. 2016

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From the Thought Leadership Team at USDM WHAT’S TRENDING… AND OUR TAKE ON IT TREND: Recruitment Marketing Trips. One of the best and most traditional methods for recruiting business is for EDCs to organize recruitment marketing trips. Most EDCs make their best marketing assumptions regarding competitive advantages and try to market their community to companies that fall into targeted industry ranges. But,…

9 Insights to Make Your EDC a Digital Marketing Powerhouse

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From the Thought Leadership Team at USDM 9 Insights to Make Your EDC a Digital Marketing Powerhouse The corporate location process has become a digital arms race. Site consultants and corporate executives predetermine your area’s qualifications for their project before they ever contact you, by accessing your digital assets (search engine results, web sites, mobile sites, blogs, social media, and other digital assets…

Digital Retail Trends and Takeaways July 2016

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From the Thought Leadership Team at USDM WHAT’S TRENDING… AND OUR TAKE ON IT TREND: US retail sales during the core back-to-school shopping months of July and August will climb 2.6% in 2016, compared with 1.6% growth last year. US retail ecommerce sales in July and August 2016 will increase 15.3% year over year, while retail ecommerce sales in core product categories…