Category: Economic Development

The Startup Mindset: Why a Downtown Business Association Creates the Right Model for Economic

The full story on the meeting is at the Mohawk Valley COmpass,Downtown businesses voice concerns, plan association. I think this initiative by the downtown merchants illustrates a few key principles that I believe are important to jumpstarting the city as it’s my contention that this...

Sharks Along the Mohawk

“Convince my why this isn’t the worst idea I’ve ever seen.” – Robert Herjavec [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfLNWzHn9MZDAjW5jcWzPf4SFNCxxj920] I just recently started watching Shark Tank and think that  it should be required viewing for anyone involved in making policy on economic development or in discussing it. Sure, there’s an element...