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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Jun 17, 2019

In a world of soundbites, talking heads, and political hot buttons, does the local economic development professional stand any chance in our national's capital?

Odds are your presence is not going to solve immigration, entitlements, or trade.  However, interacting with your federal delegation can have an impact on...


Jun 14, 2019

Every community wants to better connect education with business and the community.  NAF academies do just that.

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.  Last year, more than 100,000 students attended...


Jun 12, 2019

When you spend $75 million on a sports complex in a city of 38,000, the economic impact better follow.  The City of Westfield, IN, pulled of Grand Park - a 400 acre facility designed to serve thousands of competitors.

In this follow-up episode, Jason interviews Amanda Rubadue and William Knox with the City of...


Jun 10, 2019

You have a great idea, but you need to seek and build consensus from others.  How can you get other people to latch on to your concept, take ownership, and run with the ball?

In this episode, Dennis and Jason share four methods for transplanting your idea into others:

1. The Trump Effect

2. Either/Or

3. Set the...


Jun 7, 2019

To close out the series, Dennis brings Mark Lautman, author of the book, When the Boomers Bail back one more time to paint the reality of the current and future workforce crisis.

Join them as they discuss the fake economy, the misalignment between education and the future of work, and whether or not technology can...