Next week is Economic Development Week in Maryland

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development, Event.

Next week, Maryland will honor Economic Development Week. This is Maryland’s 10th annual celebration, and it’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to tell the story of what economic development is, why it’s so important, and the value it brings to the state. This year’s Economic Development Week is unique in that it’s going to continue …

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How will you support local businesses over the holiday season?

Posted on October 8, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development.

As we get closer to the holiday season, it’s important to think about how we can support our local shops, restaurants, and other retailers in the community. Last year, we might have just given local businesses specialized attention on days like Small Business Saturday. This year requires more strategic and purposeful planning about how to …

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Now’s the time to strengthen your “bragging” muscle

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development.

Today we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story – and why it’s more important now than ever. Once COVID hit, EDOs and tourism organizations had to scramble to keep up with all of the new, pressing demands. You’ve had to create, promote, and execute on brand new funding programs, requiring extensive staff time and …

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3 Tips for Writing a Strong Grant Proposal

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development, Guest Blog.

At Platinum PR, we’re happy to be collaborating with Nichola Ostrander of Ostrander’s Consulting to provide grant writing support for our clients. We’ve invited Nichola to share a few tips with you today about how to write a strong grant proposal. Here’s Nichola: Right now, there are so many opportunities to get funding for communities. …

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Economic Development is Not for Amateurs!

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development.

When my colleague Jay Garner asked me to help him promote his new book, Economic Development is Not for Amateurs!, I was thrilled to help. His new book, co-authored with Ross Patten, shows community leaders how to transform local, regional, or state economies and super-charge a community’s revitalization effort to attract jobs, investment, and residents. One …

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Feeling overwhelmed? Let’s talk.

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development, Strategic Communication.

If you’re an economic developer, you’ve truly been a frontline responder during the COVID crisis. As many businesses in your community have struggled to stay afloat, you’ve had your hands full supporting them. You may be creating grant programs or unique funding solutions for businesses, which come with a huge influx of work to respond …

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