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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Apr 26, 2023

How do others understand economic development?  Does AI understand our work better than others? In this episode, Develop This! contributing correspondent Sean Maguire checks in from OUEDI and draws inspiration for this show from both real life and entertainment and starts asking AI about economic development. ...

Apr 19, 2023

Sometimes Doing the Right Thing is Hard

Caution! This is the cynical and bitter version of the Develop This! podcast!

In this episode, Dennis vents his frustrations about the difficulty of building coalitions even when you're trying to do the right thing. Dennis has made a conscious decision to be less like Neville...

Apr 12, 2023

Dennis is joined by Mid Amercia EDC board member Brad Reams to discuss the upcoming  Mid Amercia EDC Best Practices Conference May 10 - 12 in Kansas City.

We hope you can join us in Kansas City May 10-12 for the 2023 Best Practices Conference!  The Best Practices Conference is the annual spring/summer conference for...

Apr 12, 2023

Dennis and Broderick discuss how to assemble a dynamic board of directors for your organization. No matter what your role is in an economic development group the quality of your board of directors directly impacts the quality of your organization. 

How do you attract high quality people to serve on your board...

Apr 5, 2023

Equitable Economic Development: Does Anyone Care?

 Background - 

“Equity” has been used a lot over the last few years

Definition: “The quality of being fair and impartial”

Last year, the IEDC released its “Equitable Economic Development Playbook” which examined structural racism in ED and promotes...