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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

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 ...

Mar 10, 2021

Selecting the right chair of the board for your non-profit organization is very important.

This 7 part series is all about selecting the right individual for that position. 

Today's episode is #3 in the series....never have a board chair that will only tell you what you want to hear!

It is nice to surround ourselves...

Mar 3, 2021

Are you envious of great public speakers?  Are they simply born with the natural gift to entertain audiences?

In this episode, Dennis chats with Dr. Adam Sharples Brooks, director of The Speaking Studio at the University of Alabama.  Tune in to learn some tips and tricks of the trade to become a better speaker.