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Furloughs and Funding Challenges Economic development organizations, tourism promotion organizations, and chambers of commerce across the country are experiencing and will continue to experience financial strain.  Organizations that rely on private investors will surely see a dip in funding, and lack of tax revenue is going to put pressure on cities, counties, and states to make some tough decisions.  Furloughs have...
Economic development is a profession unlike any other.  It is a government or quasi-government creation, but the best in the business understand the motivations of private companies.  It is a field that sometimes requires one to be bureaucratic but at the same time resourceful and efficient.  It is an interesting mix of everything that drives the economy.  An economic developer can often have to wear multiple hats and be...