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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Jun 23, 2022

In this episode, Jason provides 10 random ideas for your organization as it relates to community outreach.

In addition, be sure to register today for the upcoming MidAmerica EDC Best Practices Conference: MidAmerica Economic Development Council (



Jun 16, 2022

Economic development organizations are increasingly participating in and leading discussions on equity and inclusion.  In this episode, Amber Payne and Deborah D. Douglas with The Emancipator join Dennis and Guest Host Tracye McDaniel for a deep discussion on reframing the conversation around racial justice and...

Jun 8, 2022

Grants offer the allure of free money, but we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch.

In this episode, Jason outlines several reasons why grants are great, but he also outlines several pitfalls of the grant process.

If there is a grant opportunity, please do the following:

  1. Make a conscious go-no go decision...

Jun 2, 2022

Work With Dennis!

Are you a rockstar economic developer that aspires to lead an organization? Dennis has an opening and wants to talk with you. Visit for a complete job description and become part of a dynamic team and organization. Plus, you will get to work with Dennis!

Vice President of Economic...

Jun 1, 2022

As our faithful listeners know, Dennis is a bit of a movie buff.  He recently watched Top Gun and has a couple of key takeaways inspired by the movie.

It's okay to go slow - sometimes.