CEO Perspective

Taking the Road Less Traveled

June 1, 2017

To attract new talent and grow the region, achieving the goal laid out in our Road to One Million plan, we must think long-term.

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Report Shows Jobs are the Real Driver for Relocation

May 2, 2017

We are now in the position of engaging in a national war for skilled and educated talent at all levels.

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“All we want are the facts, ma’am.”

April 6, 2017

Not to bore you with data, but the journey on the Road to One Million requires a broad and deep understanding of the challenge before us.

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Talk is Cheap, Let’s Do Something

March 2, 2017

How urgent is the domestic net outmigration threatening the growth of businesses today and our economic future?

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Business Innovation

A New Way of Thinking about Talent Attraction

October 6, 2016

Now it is time to recognize that we can, and must, go further to achieve the sustained rate of growth necessary to transform this region’s economy.

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CEO Perspective

CEO Perspective

Humility, Regional Pride and Regaining Our Swagger

September 19, 2016

Indiana’s tagline for our bicentennial celebration is “Honest to Goodness Indiana”. Certainly, it reads like a true Hoosierism.

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CEO Perspective

CEO Perspective

Tough Decision Ahead for the Northeast Indiana RDA

July 26, 2016

The heart of the current discussion and focus of the RDA board is determining which projects should be funded first.

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Embracing Risk to Unleash Growth and Accelerate Progress

July 7, 2016

Simply, when we embrace risk, we cannot be afraid to fail.

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CEO Perspective

CEO Perspective

Answering the tough questions on quality of life

May 31, 2016

Why quality of life and talent go hand in hand Last week, I was invited to a public meeting in DeKalb County, and I was asked several direct…

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CEO Perspective

CEO Perspective

Observations from Nashville

May 2, 2016

Talent attraction and economic resurgence in Nashville can be Fort Wayne’s future "Is this heaven?  No, it’s Iowa.” This exchange…

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