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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Aug 19, 2019

Economic and community development groups are catalysts.  They take an idea, put a game plan together, raise the money, launch a project, and then hand it off.  That is the way it is supposed to work, right?

What happens when there is no one to take the ball from here?

What if those that are supposed to run with it drop...

Aug 16, 2019

Do you want a successful career in economic development?  If so, then this series is for you: The Indisputable Rules for a Successful Career in Economic Development.

Yes- it is a bold claim, but listen before you judge.

Rule #1: Know your purpose.  Know your role.  Know your unique ability to contribute.

This goes...

Aug 14, 2019

There are 45 million student loan borrowers in the United States.  Employers (and therefore communities) that do not act soon to provide assistance with paydown programs have the potential to be less competitive in the marketplace for talent.

Early adopters to a student loan paydown program can use this window of...

Aug 12, 2019

How does your salary compare to your peers in the industry?  We are in a war for talent, and it is in the interest of economic and community development groups to attract strong talent to the organization.

In this episode, Dennis argues that you should know where you and your organization stand when it comes to salary...

Aug 9, 2019

Your favorite podcast co-hosts are on vacation this week, so some of the best content from the past is up for a repeat presentation.

Jay Garner's site selection firm, Garner Economics, has lead more than 165 business location projects since its founding.  It is safe to say he knows a thing or two about the site...