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spacer spacer spacer The page header above is linked to an an explanation of the dedication of The Network as related to resources provided in this document, which is organized for searching.
 

goals and objectives

The expression might be used in situations where there is no need to make a clear distinction between goals and objectives. Here the word goal comes first because it's a broad energization that follows visualization, often used in making statements of purpose for endeavors organized as projects, missions, and business or business-like undertakings. You will, however, run across the expression objectives and goals.

Diffen.com defines a goal as a . . . purpose towards which an endeavor is directed (source of quote). Business Dictionary.com defines an objective as something worked towards or striven for that produces a . . . specific result that a person or system aims to achieve within a time frame and with available resources. In general, objectives are more specific and easier to measure than goals (source of quote).

Goals and objectives work well within a business plan. A scope of project typically sets forth goals and objectives, for example, an enterprise development project, which is an undertaking that is subordinate to a business plan.
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Google the Web for more information by copying and using the following two italicized search terms separately: (1) goals and objectives (2) objectives and goals.
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target industry studies

Used to arm area and local development representatives in their pursuit of prospects for locations seeking enterprise and economic development, target industry studies are often put together by specialized marketing consultants. The studies are guides for economic development marketing. The Enterprise & Economic Development Glossary provides a definition of target industry. Other glossary definitions that add additional information are (1) target; (2) suspect; (3) target of opportunity; (3) industry classification; and, (4) business classification. Also, scroll or page down to the resource item: manufacturing resources.

Use the search suggestion (two phrases in italics below) if your interest is in knowing about industry groups that produce target leads. Scroll or page up and paste the phrases together to the search engine. Add the location identity of a place of interest between the following phrases if you want to zero in on a specific location.

Text line to copy and search: "target industry" "economic development"
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FYI: Our (who we are) Global Registry of Contacts is a resource for gathering information about places of interest. The GRC is organized and maintained specifically for .network core users. Our user guide, Search for a Location, has more information.
 

Economic Development Futures Web Journal

The journal was a blog operated by Don Iannone. Several comments and quotes found there way into Enterprise & Economic Development Library documents during the four years before early 2007 when the journal ceased publishing online. According to Iannone, his journal had the purpose of providing . . . information and insights into economic development practice. For example, we (who we are) picked up an observation about economic development practitioners suggesting that the best of them are skilled political players. The economic development marketing consultant who made the remark went on to say that those who are persistent in pursuing prospects, are pro business, and who work behind the scenes for a sales force made up of volunteer business leaders (stakeholders) are also among the best—more about the observation.


 

public libraries : an economic development resource?

Christine Hamilton-Pennell, founder and president of Growing Local Economies, Denver, CO has this to say in answer to the question: Libraries are natural partners in local economic development efforts. To be successful, aspiring entrepreneurs need good information—about their markets, customers, industry, and competitors. Libraries have trained information providers who know how to access and use information resources to answer specific questions (source of quote). Hamilton-Pennell makes reference to a 2007 Urban Institute report titled Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development. The Urban Institute is located in Washington, DC. Information about the report is published at its website.

It was the advent of the Internet that brought libraries into the limelight as potential resources for finding economic development information, including location data useful for site selection projects, at least, in the tentative stage. Organizations, such as local chambers of commerce, held the most-recognized position as providers of community information, prior to libraries, including those of business schools and institutions of higher learning involved in community and economic development outreach programs, going online.

In 2005 an economic development marketing advisor reported that 65% of surveyed executives indicated that they would likely use location data from websites. Extrapolating from that with local entrepreneurs and small business decision makers seeking information about places of interest in mind, it seems likely that some would think to check with libraries. In fact, based on our (who we are) experience in search for area and local development representative for .network core users to contact during the time of the afore mentioned surveys, we found a number of responsive librarians who provided exactly the kind of guidance needed. We found many libraries with location data online that was useful to enterprise developers as they initiated tentative site selection projects.

We (who we are) began making contacts with librarians in the latter 1990's to ask about who to contact in their communities for location data that prospects wanted. It wasn't that we were circumventing the traditional touch points It was that we were expanding our network and finding to our delight that many libraries were eager to become involved, especially where a local development agency or chamber of commerce was unavailable.
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How to find a library that offers location data, such as demographics, online?

If that's the question, we (who we are) suggest that you Google the Web for the word library in combination with the location identity of a place of interest. Also, note that we maintain the Global Registry of Contacts for .network core users. The GRC lists places of interest to users links to contacts such as location data suppliers as well as information such as community profiles. See our user guide: Search for a Location.


 

about being online as an Internet user

See the definition of online information in the Enterprise & Economic Development Glossary. The glossary has an addendum listing various Internet-related terms and their definitions. For example it provides access to Tim Berners-Lee's definition of Internet.

A Brief History of the Internet is an . . . anecdotal history of the people and communities that brought about the Internet and the Web (source of quote). More information about Internet history is available at the Internet Society website.

The Economist, London, UK, published an article in 1997 stating that ... One of the most popular uses of the Internet is conversation. From a different source, a later article, titled The Web is Closed, appeared. See the definition of open access for more.


 

manufacturing resources (free subscriptions)

Advantage Business Media, Rockaway, NJ is a . . . digital business-to-business information company. Its Manufacturing.net website offers industry segmented information. For more about industry segmentation, see the answer to the question: What are business classification systems? The two columns below are from the Free Subscription Center page of Manufacturing.net. Some items listed are linked to definitions in the Enterprise & Economic Development Glossary, others to information outside The Network. Listings under market sectors are also tied to target industry studies.
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market sectors:
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industry focus:
aerospace design / development
automotive energy
distribution enterprise resource planning
electrical / electronics environmental
food / beverage facilities / operations
heavy machinery labor relations
medical manufacturing technology
metal working material handling
pharmaceuticals / biotech materials
plastics / rubber safety
  supply chain
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Building Operating Management is acknowledged for having provided The Network with information about Building Owners and Managers International (BOMI). For information about the publication and others that are related, go to www.facilitiesnet.com.

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