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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Aug 25, 2021

Do you need to expand your creativity?

In this episode, Jason explores his love/hate relationship with ideas and shares a tool he recently discovered (thanks to James Altucher) to help the brain be more creative: idea lists.

Before you roll your eyes at the idea of creating a list of ideas (that's exactly what Jason...

Aug 18, 2021

Sometimes, bad things happen in your community.  As an economic development professional in the field, it is easy to get down when a project goes south, an employer closes their doors, or a community endeavor fails.

What you have to remember is this: Control What You Can Control

What is within your power?  In this...

Aug 11, 2021

Recruiting and training talent consumes time and resources.  Why would any leader invest in talent knowing that, someday, the talent may walk out the door?

In this episode, Dennis interviews Dan Culhane, President & CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce.  Dan has a history of identifying talent and then nurturing and...

Aug 4, 2021

In this episode, Forbes contributor Mark Perna is back to discuss the current state of the US workforce and what the economic development community can do about it.

This show is also your invitation to join Mark on the upcoming 2021 Education with Purpose: Call to Action live virtual event on October 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM...