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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Aug 30, 2019

As is customary, the month of August concludes with your favorite podcast co-hosts sharing their updates from the month.  New co-host Andy joins the crew, and the group digs in a bit more on Peanut Butter and the student loan debt crisis.

Aug 28, 2019

Creating effective workforce partnerships is tough.  Anyone can pull together a meeting, create some bulleted action plans, and then publish a report full of fancy pictures.  But does your plan of work actually move the needle?

In this episode, Dennis and Jason launch a new series called 5 Steps to Successful Workforce...

Aug 26, 2019

Have you ever been embarrassed on the job?

In this episode, Dennis and Andy gang up on Jason as he shares some of his embarrassing moments as an economic development professional.  These Monday morning quarterbacks offer lessons learned should Jason encounter more epic fails.

Tune in to his humorous episode for a bit of...

Aug 23, 2019

Do you want a successful career in economic development?  If so, then this series is for you: The Indisputable Rules for a Successful Career in Economic Development.

Yes- it is a bold claim, but listen before you judge.

Rule #2: Shake the Hand that Feeds You.  Whether you work for a non-profit, a government entity,...

Aug 21, 2019

Project overload is common in the economic and community development space.  Each year, our organizations launch new initiatives- typically without clearing things from the plate first.

"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do," said Michael Porter.

The key to managing this work load is the prioritization...