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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

May 18, 2022

There is no substitute for experience.  Yet in this episode, Dennis and Jason share some concepts they wish they had known earlier in their career.

Whether you are new in the economic development profession or an industry pro, this show is for you.


May 11, 2022

As the leader of a nonprofit organization, what do you need to know about insurance lingo?

In this episode, Dennis and Jason give a high level overview of some basic terms and coverages that most organizations may need to consider.  Also- tune in for some key questions to ask your insurance professional.

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May 4, 2022

Do you have an industrial client who needs a building but doesn't want to manage the construction process or own the facility?  Kyle Adams with RDC National can help.  RDC builds industrial properties to suit and then leases them back to the end client.

In this episode, Jason and Kyle talk at the Mid-America...


Apr 22, 2022

The Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area is home to Rivian Automotive's manufacturing facility.  This was a massive economic development deal which anticipated 500 jobs but actually created 3,500.  In addition, they have added 1 million in SF to the existing facility.

Patrick Hoban serves as the President & CEO of...


Apr 13, 2022

As the Mid-America EDC Conference in Chicago a couple of months ago, Jason took several pages of notes regarding emerging trends in economic development incentives.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason provide their thoughts and context around some of the emerging trends shared at the event.

Mid-America...