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Cape Chamber

According to Zig Ziglar, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.”

Professional development is an important ongoing part of business success. It should permeate all levels of organizations large and small. And while most employers would agree with the importance, many have come up short with sustained implementation.

Let’s look at this from two perspectives; employer and employee.

Cape Chamber

A strong, local economy is dependent upon successful businesses and organizations providing employment.

We spoke last week about job creation and focused mainly on business recruitment and start-ups. Today, I want to go a little deeper into an important effort used by all successful economic development programs – business retention and expansion or BRE.

Cape Chamber

There are several pieces of a strong economic development program, but job creation is the one I get asked about most frequently.

Measuring economic development efforts is difficult. Economic development is defined as the increase in capital flow to an area. So, higher wages, capital investment, tourism dollars and new jobs are all important. Let’s take a look at how we try to help job creation.

This plays an important part in virtually every aspect of our lives.

Of course, I’m talking about the information technology sector, or IT. The IT sector is made up of companies producing software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, and companies providing internet or related services. According to numerous sources, these related companies are leading the economic growth we currently experience.

Cape Chamber

There are many things that make a business successful or unsuccessful. But this is arguably the most important factor.