Economic & Business Development

How a City Talks About Itself

Sioux Falls in 2019

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Paradise Duluth

Postcard of the old Clyde Iron Works in its prime, via Perfect Duluth Day. As part of the unfolding saga of start-up businesses as the crucial creators of new jobs, and of particular start-ups like craft breweries (along with tech incubators, arts companies, manufacturing “maker spaces,” and others) in bringing life to fringe areas of recovering cities, I talked […]

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On National Beer Day, Craft Brewers Improving Water, and Life,

In More Ways than One

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Craft Breweries:

No, I'm Not Kidding, They Actually Matter in Civic Development!

Arts

The Story of Moop: How an Unlikely Company Came to Be

A Pittsburgh woman managed to build a successful bag company from a failed effort to make a dress.

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Making Mead in a Space-Age World

A new craft-beverage business in Allentown, Pennsylvania, benefits from its association with an incubator of high-tech businesses.

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What the Beer Industry and the Computer Industry Have in Common

They grew up in the same era and, despite some obvious differences, have some surprising parallels.

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Pennsylvania’s Beer Economy

Brewers have been perfecting their recipes in this part of the country since the middle of the 19th century.

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Ice Cream, Chocolate, Coffee, and Beer

Take ingredients and blend, for small-town synergy.

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From the Tree to the Table: The Journey of a Brave Little Orange

The surprising complexity behind even the simplest-seeming aspects of modern life.

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America-Going-to-Hell Watch, Heady Topper Dept.

Ever closer to the magical-unicorn ideal

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The Question We Keep Running Into: What Turns a Town Around?

Plus, a nationwide golden age of beer.