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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Oct 31, 2018

There is no shortage of worthy causes in your community.  What happens if the results from your fundraising feasibility study indicate donor fatigue?

Economic development pledge campaigns are very important to communities, but there is always strong competition for for the investor dollar.

In this episode, Dennis and...

Oct 29, 2018

Ann Fishman is on the forefront of understanding the six different generations alive today.  Her work in the US Senate and as founder of Generational Targeted Marketing has provided generational guidance to some of the nation's largest and most successful companies.

Is it rude for a millennial for pull out a phone...

Oct 26, 2018

Measuring the results from your workforce programming strategies can be tough.  Most of wants want real, tangible results, and yet few communities are winning the war for talent.

Consider this: do your workforce strategies have the right optics?  Are you celebrating small wins in ways to motivate and inspire others? ...

Oct 24, 2018

As economic development professionals, our work never ends.  When the job is never complete, it can be difficult to know if you are maximizing your time.

In this episode, Dennis explores the topic of being effective instead of just busy.

Oct 22, 2018

How much can an economic development group really impact the entrepreneurial culture of a community?  Quite a bit if you are Doug Erwin, Senior Vice Present of Entrepreneurial Development at EDAWN, the economic development authority based in Reno, NV.

Doug, a serial entrepreneur himself, has built a department with core...