Amazon's HQ2 project takes new approach to site selection

Oct 10, 2017

Amazon's second headquarters project has probably attracted more attention than any other US project in the history of the world. Amazon has invited metropolitan areas in North America with over one million in population to compete for the project and the estimated 50,000 jobs associated with it. Steve Weitzner speculates...

Study measures impact of concert pavilion at Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino

Sep 15, 2017

Silverlode participated in a study to measure the economic and fiscal impacts of a proposed concert pavilion in Elgin, Illinois. The pavilion would be a adjacent to Elgin's Grand Victoria Casino and would be a collaborative effort with the City of Elgin.

Michigan region's business attraction efforts shaped by Silverlode

Apr 15, 2017

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is using Silverlode's business action plan to target companies in five key industries. The eight county Michigan region recently reported its successes to local elected officials.

Incentives don't typically drive location decisions

Apr 09, 2017

In Dennis McAndrew's twenty years of experience, he has not seen Northeast Ohio cities actively poaching companies. Further, the incentives communities offer play a limited role in location decisions. The Upjohn Institute for Employment Research agrees.

Trump's plan to cut Great Lakes funding threatens Ohio's economy

Mar 26, 2017

President Trump's budget request for the E.P.A. eliminates the $300 million a year Great Lakes Restoration initiative. Dennis McAndrew explains that companies looking to expand or relocate consider every potential risk, including water. A weakened perception of Lake Erie's future benefits is a threat to Northern Ohio's ability to attract...