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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Feb 1, 2023

Finding Your Niche in Economic Development

Economic Development is a very broad field. There are many types of organizations and a lot of different areas that you can focus on. In this episode, Dennis and Broderick compare and contrast the different types of economic development organizations from one-person offices to...


Jan 25, 2023

Friend of the show Mark Perna is back to discuss the Career Tree concept he developed to help students understand local career opportunities. 

  • What is a career tree?
  • What was the genesis for the Career Tree concept?
  • How is a career tree developed?
  • Career Tree is more than just a poster that hangs on the wall
  • The...


Jan 18, 2023

Dennis is joined by IEDC President Nathan Ohle, and they reflect on Nathan's first year as the president of IEDC.

  • How has IEDC changed and evolved over the past year
  • Strategic partnerships that IEDC has forged and developed
    • The Equity in Economic Development Fellowship Program
    • Economic Development Administration...


Jan 11, 2023

In this episode, Dennis and Broderick discuss measuring the performance of your economic development organization. What should you measure, how should you measure, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of measuring and reporting for you and your organization? 

Background – Economic developers are, by nature,...


Jan 4, 2023

Fearless Predictions for 2023! with new co-host Broderick Green. Dennis and Broderick pull out the Develop This! crystal ball and fearlessly predict the future.

  • Primary areas economic development professionals should focus on in 2023
  • Is the economy speeding up or slowing down?
  • Where is the country headed...