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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Dec 10, 2019

Regions tend to change geographic boundaries over time, but the New North region of Wisconsin has held together for the last 15 years.  One of the secrets? This region was formed at the request of the private sector and the financial support followed.

In this episode, recorded on site at the Mid America EDC Conference...


Dec 4, 2019

It is that time of year when you are finishing the planning process for 2020.  We all know that goal-setting is important, but is it just enough to dream or to think big?

In this episode, Dennis offers some suggestions and tips for going beyond the ideas.  When setting goals, it is important to consider action steps,...


Dec 2, 2019

If you stay in this profession long enough, you will encounter negativity.  No one likes to be criticized, but your response is entirely within your control.

In this episode, Dennis offers suggestions for dealing with criticism and provides some examples of how to handle negativity- especially with the press.


Nov 29, 2019

Your favorite podcast co-hosts are on vacation this week, so please enjoy this encore episode.

Trade shows sound like a worthy addition to your economic development marketing plan, but unless you execute well, they can be a total waste of time.

In this episode, Jason shares stories from the trenches including some best...


Nov 27, 2019

Your favorite podcast co-hosts are on vacation this week, so please enjoy this encore episode.

If you have not yet read the Good to Great book by Jim Collins, you should definitely put it on your list.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss the 6 key ingredients behind the successful transition from a good...