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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Dec 30, 2020

Strategic planning for your community is great, but if you can add in a layer of futurist thinking, you can put together a very meaningful plan that gets ahead of the curve.  Marty Vanagas is back to give us some tips for layering in this futurist thinking.

In this encore episode, Dennis gets some advice from Marty...

Dec 23, 2020

In this encore episode recorded in late 2019, Jason interviews Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway, Inc. and Site Selection Magazine.  Ron was on location at the Mid America EDC Conference in Downtown Chicago to provide his annual update to attendees on the results of the consultants survey.

Ron talks big...

Dec 16, 2020

In this episode, Dennis interviews Michael Southard, Director of Economic Development for the Choctaw Nation Economic Development Partnership in Durant, OK.

Mike has over 25 years experience in economic and community development and is an IEDC award winner and serves an IEDC Accredited EDO.

His service territory is over...

Dec 9, 2020

This week's guest knows co-host Dennis way too well because she works with him on a daily basis.

Dana Millard is the Economic Development Project Director for Lee County Economic Development Group. 

Dana’s responsibilities include being the lead on Workforce Development and Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

Dec 2, 2020

Knowing that 2020 has been a crazy year, how should organizations look at budgeting for 2021?

In this episode, Dennis and Jason quiz each other on estimating revenue, spending reserves, slashing programs, considering layoffs, and a number of other topics relevant in today's uncertain environment.