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Insights – Strength in Partnerships

By: Jason Hickey In July, the economic development community lost a dear friend with the passing of Michael P. Hickey, founder of Hickey and Associates, LLC. Mike, at the age of 59, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer. To many, Mike was not only a colleague, but also a close friend and a confidant. Each and every person that had the opportunity to work with Mike knew immediately that he was an honorable and trustworthy advocate. No matter what the situation, you always knew that Mike was being honest and sincere. Time and time again, businesses and communities...
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Mike Hickey – In Memoriam

Michael P. Hickey 1949 – 2009 Michael P. Hickey, founder of Hickey and Associates, LLC, passed away at the age of 59 in his home near Minneapolis , MN. Mike Hickey started Hickey and Associates, LLC, originally in Columbia , MD and eventually settling in Plymouth , MN , specializing in Market Selection and Economic Development initiatives. Over the last two decades, the business has secured over $1 billion in public incentives, while providing clients unparalleled expertise on the best locations to grow, expand or consolidate their businesses. To ensure success was not short-lived, Hickey handled each and every business...
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The Value of Location-Intelligence: Online GIS Analysis for Site Selection

By Anatalio Ubalde, MCP, Co-CEO and Co-founder, GIS Planning Inc. & ZoomProspector.com Although its name would imply otherwise, site selection is very rarely just about the site. Instead, an effective site selection process is about community selection, which includes the geographic advantages that are the best match for your business. There is no question that your company will need a building or site to develop a building, but it’s more important to first evaluate all the things that happen around your site. Here’s the proof: What drives a restaurant location isn’t the building; it’s the customers in the area. What...
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H&A Client, General Mills, announced a new facility…

General Mills to Locate New Distribution Center in Social Circle Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774 ATLANTA — Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that global food company General Mills plans to locate a new distribution center in Social Circle, investing $42 million and creating 112 jobs. “”I am thrilled to see one of the world’s largest food companies continue to grow right here in Georgia,”” said Governor Perdue. “”Georgia’s status as the ‘corner store’ of the Southeast makes it a perfect location for distribution centers, and our quality workforce ensures that businesses will get their products to market on time...
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H&A speaks about Federal Stimulus Funds at IAMC Conference

As an expert on Federal Stimulus funding opportunities, Hickey & Associates, LLC provided the IAMC membership with an update of the grants, credits and other programs locked within the Recovery Act. Sign up for our Hickey & Associates eNewsletter for information about upcoming educational Webinars and Sessions For more information about the cost saving opportunities in the Recovery Act, please contact our Recovery Act Team at (202) 373-9231.
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