What kind of brain bank do you have? Scotland’s ED agency set up Globalscot to help it network with powerbrokers around the globe in 2001.
The network is an invitation only one with regular meetings and communication to its 1,000 members. It is an excellent, inexpensive way to leverage those with an affinity for Scotland. Similar networks have been set up for Mexico and Chile.
North Dakota has set one up on a statewide basis. They already have over 1,000 former residents from around the world who are Ambassadors for Economic Development in the state.
Wouldn’t this idea make sense for your town? Let me know if you set one up.