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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Limited resources? Focus on high-impact, low-cost ways to introduce your brand. When municipalities invest in developing a place brand, there is often some intimidation when it comes to launching the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]One of the greatest challenges in place branding initiatives is getting a broad swath of the community engaged. While the process and outcome are usually managed by a handful...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The Natural Assets of Your Community Matter in a Post-COVID World Jacksonville, FL, June 7, 2021 -- North Star, a national place branding and marketing agency, presented at the Florida...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Part II: The Cities Making a Case for Incentivizing Migration In our first blog entry in this series, we placed a popular pandemic migration narrative under the microscope asking, Have...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Part I: As Talent Goes, So Goes the City For every economic development organization across the nation, talent recruitment represents an odd exercise in arithmetic. What begins as a matter...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The Chamber, EDC, CVB, and City walk into a downtown bar. No punchline here. Each of these entities speaks on behalf of their community, albeit to different audiences. But...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We dedicate each February in the United States as Black History Month — a celebration of leaders and legends who have empowered our Black communities and changed the whole...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Hindsight is 2020. Or thankfully 2020 is now hindsight. And wow what a rear view. But what about foresight? Communities have always had a difficult balance to strike: serve...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]They may be true, but they’re not distinct. After two decades of visiting communities around the country, here are the three answers we hear most often when we ask,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559326103163{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We are pleased to offer this inspiring, informative article from Fran Koster, an “optimistic futurist.” Fran, based in Kannapolis, N.C., is a very wise researcher, solution provider and writer...