A news item has been making its way around economic development circles. To some, it has been long anticipated.
The comment I liked best was:
A young project manager on the Angelou team, said to be distracted by serious personal pressures revolving around a sick infant, was held responsible for the cut-and-paste.
That's interesting. Apparently this problem has been going on for some time and involved all of their project managers, or it would at least appear so to anyone who has read several of their studies. They are all but indistinguishable.
The article refers to the company's reputation. More likely, that has to do with the huge sums they spend to advertise and to co-opt organizations like IEDC through their sponsorship - in return for conference sessions and prolific advertising on every email from the organization. The reputation is certainly not based on the quality of their work.
Many of the "big name" consulting firms simply rehash old work for new clients. It is nice to see one - and one of the worst - finally get called on it.