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How would you perform on economic development jeopardy?
Eli Dile   on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

Do you consider yourself the Ken Jennings of economic development?

On Monday, an economic developer, a consultant, and a site selector went head-to-head for 10 rounds of "Economic Development Jeopardy." Hosted by the Golden Shovel Agency, questions spanned topics from Marketing 101 to Site Selection to Rural Strategy. Shared here is a "play at home version" for those wanting to test their professional knowledge.

1. Industry Networking - $400: This is the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

2. Associations - $800: Wyoming became the latest member of this multi-state economic development association.

3. FDI - $1,000: According to SelectUSA, this East Asian country accounts for the fastest-growing source of FDI into the United States.

4. Thought Leaders - $1,000: This author of When the Boomers Bail drew attention to the coming "war for talent" as waves of baby boomers begin to retire.

5. Workforce Attraction - $1,600: This South Dakota program empowers residents to recruit friends and family to live in the state.

6. Canada - $2,000: This city hosts the production of approximately 10 percent of Hollywood's films, earning the nickname "Hollywood North."

Final Jeopardy: According to a 2015 CITI Foundation survey, this city was ranked #1 for enabling young people to thrive economically.

*Answers are available in the comment section below.*


1. Hannover Messe
2. MidAmerica Economic Development Council
3. Thailand
4. Mark Lautman
5. Vancouver, B.C.
Final Jeopardy - Toronto
Posted by: Eli Dile on September 20, 2017 at 12:59:58 pm

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