Year: 2016

RDA Happenings March 2016

March 31, 2016

Last fall on October 21, 2015 was 30 years into the future from the movie “Back to the Future Part II”. The first “Back to the Future” movie had Marty McFly travel back 30 years to 1955. The next movie went to the future in 2015. One of the premises of the film was that…

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RDA Happenings February 2016

February 28, 2016

In January I attended the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Conference in New Orleans. It is part of continuing education as a Certified Economic Developer; and it’s good to become aware of best practices and network with my economic development colleagues and friends. One of my long-time friends is Kenny McDonald, who is the…

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RDA Happenings January 2016

January 31, 2016

The Emporia economy, for the last three years, has been quite robust. There has been tremendous job growth at Hostess Brands with the addition of over 500 employees, Simmons Pet Food and Birch Communications together added hundreds more. Construction activity has been good on the industrial side with Fanestil Meats new Highway 50 building, Detroit…

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