Quality of Life and Magnetic Communities

Similar to the wide range of definitions one finds for economic development, definitions for quality of life vary wildly from person to person and community to community. They include words like well-being, health, financial security, job satisfaction, safety, comfort and happiness. Other attributes mentioned as important by businesses, residents, tourists and retirees include: Mild climate, … Read more

Strategic Planning for Magnetic Communities

With a vision to prosper locally in the global economy, community leaders strive to generate a positive cash flow, which is achieved by implementing economic development strategies that attract new money to, and retain/circulate existing money in, the local economy. As more money becomes available for spending, businesses grow, create jobs and pay dividends; residents … Read more

Economic Development and Global Warming

When it comes to economic development and prosperity, global warming is the elephant in the room. Not recognizing and dealing with a warming planet in a timely manner may be the omission that denies all humans the opportunity to prosper. Most definitions of prosperity reference community wealth and personal well-being, which includes quality of life … Read more