2017: Toronto, Canada

Posted on Feb 26, 2018

2017: Toronto, Canada

North America’s fourth largest city is home to a diverse population and economy, a clean and sustainable environment, and a quality of life that is the equal of any in the world. Famous for its diversity, Toronto may be the world’s most global city, with 50 percent of the population born outside of Canada. In this ideal destination, we will explore innovation in economic and community...

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2016: Houston, TX

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

2016: Houston, TX

Exuding a cosmopolitan yet down-home vibe, our country’s fourth largest city is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies, the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and, of course, NASA. In this ideal destination, demographically similar to our own, we will explore innovation in economic and community development that has contributed to the city’s success. Designated one...

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2015: Boston, MA

Posted on Apr 5, 2016

2015: Boston, MA

At the forefront of New England’s economic, cultural and civic innovation, the city of Boston epitomizes positive community change and development. Since its incorporation as a city in 1822, Boston is rich with economic and social history, as well as considered the pioneer of positive change in the Western world. As a result, Boston is home to over 617,000 residents, numerous cultural and...

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2014: Greater Miami, FL

Posted on Jun 12, 2015

2014: Greater Miami, FL

With year-round mild climates, miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cosmopolitan cities. Miami streets are busy with many districts, trendy nightlife, attractions and stars and personalities from around the world. Home to the Miami Heat, Dolphins and Marlins, as well as the University of Miami...

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2013: Nashville, TN

Posted on Mar 3, 2014

2013: Nashville, TN

September 25–27 Nashville is a thriving city filled with risk-takers. Positive energy and camaraderie fuel the spirit of the region. Every day, people find new ways to take advantage of opportunities offered, to make something from nothing, to make their mark, to realize their dreams. The economy of the Nashville area is consistently one of the most dynamic, diverse and resilient in the U.S. Due...

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2012: Metro Austin, TX

Posted on Aug 28, 2012

2012: Metro Austin, TX

September 26–29 Why Williamson County and Gwinnett County? Williamson County, Texas was identified as one of Gwinnett’s three strong comparison communities in the Market Street Services economic development study for Partnership Gwinnett in 2011.  Williamson County mirrors the dynamism of Gwinnett’s economy and the diversity of its population. The two markets are similar in that they have...

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