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Praxis Research Featured in Report on the Economic Future of New Orleans
February 18, 2014
Research by Praxis Strategy Group Inc., was featured in a new report on the economic future of New Orleans released on Feb. 14, 2014. Authored by Joel Kotkin for Greater New Orleans Inc., Sustaining Prosperty: A Long Term Vision for the New Orleans Region “captures the factors that have contributed to Greater New Orleans’ economic recovery and resiliency, identifies challenges that could gate growth, and makes recommendations for sustaining prosperity.” The study identifies five ke…READ MORE >
Praxis STEM Analysis Highlighted in Indianapolis Business Journal
January 8, 2014
Praxis Strategy Group's Mark Schill was featured in an Indianapolis Business Journal piece on the growth of science and technology jobs in Indiana. “Indianapolis is somewhat of a sponge city for the whole region,” said Mark Schill, vice president of research at Praxis Strategy Group, an economic development consultant in North Dakota. The situation in Indiana, Schill said, is common throughout the United States: States with one large city typically see their engineers, scientists and ot…READ MORE >
Praxis Trade Mission to Ghana Receives Media Attention
January 7, 2014
Praxis Strategy Group's January, 2014 trade mission to Ghana received mention in a Fargo Forum article discussing North Dakota's efforts to strengthen economic connections to the rapidly growing Ghanaian market. According to the Forum, "The North Dakota Trade Office is leading a multi-sector trade mission Jan. 16-23 to Accra, Ghana, to introduce North Dakota products to potential Ghanaian food producers... The trade delegation will include manufactures of ag equipment, grain storage a…READ MORE >
Richelle Matthews in The Futurist Magazine
March 11, 2013
Richelle was recently inteviewed by The Futurist for a piece about agricultural R&D and farming practices in Africa. Here's and excerpt: "And there is much room for improvement, according to Richelle Matthews, an associate with the Praxis Strategy Group, whose initiatives include working with farmers in Ghana. Many farmers in Africa’s underdeveloped parts unknowingly undermine their own productivity by using the wrong pesticides or fertilizers, for example, or by relying on outdated method…READ MORE >
Praxis Great Lakes Report Featured in the Wall Street Journal
May 2, 2012
The Wall Street Journal featured an excerpt from our recent report on the Great Lakes Region.The excerpt comes from another piece at The American featuring some of our migration analysis of cities in the region, titled "Right in the Middle: The Midwest’s Growth Lessons for America." The piece ran in the April 26th edition of the Wall Street Journal.  The report was also featured on RealClearPolicy.com, as sister site of RealClearPolitics. …READ MORE >
Red River Valley Research Corridor Unmanned Aircraft Systems Action Summit
March 30, 2012
We're organizing the Red River Valley Research Corridor's  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Action Summit 2012 May 22-23 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This is the 6th UAS Summit since 2006 and the 22 Action Summit the Research Corridor has hosted since 2004. Our Action Summits are organized to create new technology partnerships for businesses and universities and build new trade linkages for regional economies. This year’s UAS Summit, “From …READ MORE >