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Quotable Quotes from the IEDC Conference

Ian Scott on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 3:15:38 pm

ACCE has launched Creating Prosperity – a blog to discuss economic and community development trends and topics.  Check out Creating Prosperity for information, links and commentary on workforce, job creation, business attraction, innovation, entrepreneurship and much more.

To kick off Creating Prosperity, here are a few quotable quotes I jotted down earlier this week at the IEDC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

“People are drawn to places with good education and abundant culture.”
- Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on why art is an economic development imperative.

 “Start up businesses that begin in an incubator stay in business two years longer on average than other start ups.”
- Food for thought from David Monkman from the National Business Incubation Association

Four quotes from the workshop: What Would Google Do? Rethinking Economic Development in the Internet Age:

 “If you can’t be found (on the first page of a Google search) you don’t exist.”

 “Do what you do best and link to the rest.”

 “In the Google age, middlemen are doomed.”

 “Value is something that if you give it away, you end up having more.”

 "My final remarks at every business retention meeting: 'Don't plan, struggle or celebrate alone.'"
- Good advice for any chamber from Dan Preston at the Bowling Green (KY) Area Chamber of Commerce.

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