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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Jul 28, 2021

Are you new to the business of economic and community development and wondering how to get started?

Whether you are brand new to the business or a seasoned economic developer looking to get back to basics, this episode is for you.  Dennis and Jason share the 7 rules you need to follow to have early success in your...

Jul 21, 2021

In this episode from the archives, Amanda Mack shares her thoughts about placemaking efforts and aligning those efforts with other essential government services.

Although she recently left the City of Spenser, Iowa for a position in Watertown, SD, this is one of the most popular episodes in the Develop This! archive. ...

Jul 14, 2021

Your job is to build, maintain, and engage a network of leaders to make things happen in your community.  However, people and positions often change as new folks come to town.  What is your process for engaging with newcomers?

In this episode, Jason share why his old strategy failed and why a different approach can be...

Jul 8, 2021

Can economic development organizations raise money in small towns?  You bet.

Small towns have a unique ability to rally around cause - be it economic development plans, community projects, or community festivals.  With the right plan in place, more money can often be raised than anyone thought possible.

In this episode,...