EDO lessons from kindergarten: The critical importance of sharing

24 Jan 2022


Play fair. Clean up your mess. Don't hit people. When you go out in traffic, hold hands and stick together. Robert Fulgham's oft-quoted book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, ruminates on the important things we need to know in all spheres of life. When people discuss these critical life lessons, there is little question that sharing is right there at the top of the list. From cookies to good news, so many things are so much better when we don't just keep them to ourselves. 

This is as obviously true in economic development and corporate site selection as it is anywhere else in our lives: EDOs work hard to share the news about all their locations how to offer, how many properties there are available in their regions, how well prepared their workforce and talent pool is to meet the needs of new investors, and how pleasing their quality of life. In fact, sharing is such a critical part of place marketing and investment attraction that GIS Planning has built multiple easy ways to share data, property reports, community information and analysis. 

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