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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Feb 23, 2022

Each organization and each community approaches business retention and expansion efforts in a slightly different way.  In this episode, Jason is joined by Eric DeKorne, Business Rentention & Expansion Manager with the Greater Green Bay Chamber in Wisconsin.

They talk outreach to companies, survey questions,...

Feb 16, 2022

Although Jack Gottfried, EDA Planner with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, is in the early stages of his career, he is not afraid of big projects.

His regional organization tasked him with the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) as one of his very first projects.

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Feb 9, 2022

In this episode, Jason interviews Nathan Schneider, CEcD, Vice President at Bismark Mandan Chamber EDC in North Dakota.  They talk people attraction, the value of wide open spaces, outdoor recreation, and placemaking. 

In particular, Nathan draws a clear distinction between the terms 'quality of life' and...

Feb 2, 2022

Jeff Finkle, the International Economic Development Council's leader for its entire existance, will soon be retiring from the organization.

In part two of this short series, Dennis turns Jeff's attention to the future.  They talk diversity and inclusion, AI, training, and bold predictions.

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