I received an email from Michael Hecht of GNO Inc., our regional economic development corporation in which he talks about this recent report from “Area Development Online“.
- #1 in Cooperative State Government (best of 50 states in the USA)
- #2 in Incentives Programs
- #2 in Economic Recovery
- #3 in Leading Workforce Development Programs
- #3 in Speed of Permitting
- #4 in Overall Business Environment
- #4 in Cost of Doing Business
- #5 in Labor Climate
- #6 Best State for Doing Business
So, we no longer have to fall back on the Quality of Life argument. We’ve got empirical proof this is a great place to work and live!
And we’ve got quality of life too. So there, Texas
This is an honest to goodness excerpt from an exchange between our production manager and one of our writers.
It’s true, but hilarious nonetheless:
Writing about raccoon removal truly is a delicate art. On the one hand, you can’t come down too hard on raccoons, because while they may root through your trash, they also kind of look like burglars, which is pretty awesome. On the other hand, you can’t appear too pro-raccoon, because the business is all about removing them from your property. So you really have to walk a fine line, which you did very well.
I’m extremely happy the comment made your day. That’s always great to hear. Keep up the good raccoon removal work!
I really love my job!
Photo Credit: Trevor Blake
I’ve been thinking a lot about Infographics lately.
There are a lot of mediocre Infographics out there without much quality in either the information or the graphic. That said, there are also a bunch of good ones. So, I put together a list for my team to look at for Infographic Design Ideas.
I also brought in this book from my Architecture School Days. Yes, that was a long, long, time ago, but when we were first working in computer graphics for Architecture we were inspired by information architecture, visualization and a whole range of communication tools which have been forgotten, abandoned and are only making their way back into the consciousness thanks to our need to create “quality content”.
Here’s the list:
What are your favorite Infographic and data visualization sites? Share with us in the comments please!
Thanks @rondomingue for another good suggestion:
I’m forever trying to remember which of the Audubon Park Baseball Fields is which so I can park most efficiently. Thanks to our friends at Google I found this nice plan of the baseball fields on the Carrollton Boosters web site.
Some of the press around the fields’ construction:
This one’s interesting. It’s Pinterest Spam by way of tagging.