Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mar 27, 2024

Dennis is joined by Eloisa Klementich, CEcd, PhD, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta and IEDC board chair. They discuss Eloisa's career path in economic development and her plans and goals for...

Mar 20, 2024

What does it take to become an Accredited Economic Development Organization? The St. Tammany Corp in Mandeville, LA, recently completed the process. There are over 5,000 economic development organizations, and fewer than 80 have achieved this prestigious designation. 

In this episode, Dennis is joined by

Mar 20, 2024

Dennis is joined by Jonas Peterson, the CEO of Southwest Michigan First and IEDC's Immediate Past Chair. Jonas also talks about his economic development career journey and his current role as the CEO of Southwest Michigan First, his time as the chair of IEDC, and the growth and future...

Mar 13, 2024

Dennis is joined by Mark Perna, who discusses ten habits that can keep us from reaching our full potential. 

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

Be Proactive

Begin With the End in Mind

Put First Things First

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood


Sharpen the Saw

Mar 6, 2024

In this episode, Dennis offers up some common sense strategies to help deal with tough budget times.

  • Do great work
  • Communicate
  • Measure
  • Build coalitions
  • Measure your organization against your peers
  • Build relationships
  • Be transparent
  • Engage...