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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Nov 30, 2018

Economic development is a team sport.  Whether we depend on other employees or members of the community, navigating a project or a community initiative requires someone to lead the group.  Not every leader brings out the best in others, however.

Leadership styles can range from micromanagement to to being completely...

Nov 28, 2018

Many business associations and community groups talk about the need to engage young people.  A great way to get high school students excited about the future of your community is to involve them in your advocacy trips.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason share ideas and strategies for engaging 25-35 high school juniors in...

Nov 26, 2018

Sure, there are many companies that can help you build a powerful website for economic development marketing.  However, efforts will fail unless the 'planning' group is very small.

Dennis is in the midst of two website redesigns, and in this episode, he offers tips and tricks based upon his current experience for...

Nov 21, 2018

It is Thankgiving week and a great time to be thankful to all of the volunteers that lend their time and treasure to the causes of economic and community development.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss the different types of volunteers and the do's and don'ts of volunteer recruitment.

Nov 19, 2018

Economic developers spring into action when a request for a proposal arrives, but pulling all of the data together can turn into quite a chore unless you are well prepared.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss tips to streamline the RFP response and provide a high quality proposal worthy of a second look.