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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Apr 14, 2021

Can your organization raise money when the future is uncertain?  Should you wait for the 'right time' to launch a capital campaign?

In this episode, Jason interviews Rod Crider and Carlotta Ungaro about their experience with a campaign in Rowan County, North Carolina during the midst of the pandemic.

Rod Crider is the...

Apr 7, 2021

It is one of life's simple truths: we work better when someone we trust holds us accountable.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason pontificate on the value of finding accountability partners - which may differ during various stages of your life.

Do you have the courage to let someone in?

Mar 31, 2021

In this episode, Dennis chats with his good friend, Mike Norris, Executive Director of the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission.

What are planning organizations and what is their role in helping communities thrive?

Mike Norris has the answers for those questions and more as they dive into federal programs,...

Mar 24, 2021

Should private, non-profit EDOs consider purchasing land or buildings as part of the organizational work plan?

In this episode, Jason explores the pros and cons of doing so.

3 Reasons NOT to Purchase Land

  1. It could go badly
  2. It may tick off private developers in your community
  3. The buyer will compete with other businesses...

Mar 17, 2021

In this episode, Andy interviews Eli David, CEO of

StartupBlink is the world's most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center.  They provide dozens of public sector startup ecosystem developers with mapping, analysis, and promotion modules.  Once a year, StartupBlink releases the ...