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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Apr 13, 2020

If you are working from home now, perhaps you using this time to evaluate new tools for organizational excellence.

In this episode, Dennis interviews Clark Smith with ED Lead Tracker which is a customer relationship management (CRM) tool designed just for the economic development industry.  Learn about better ways to manage data and get a handle on your lead pipeline.

Clark Smith has almost 30 years of economic development experience. Clark began his economic development career as executive director of the Hampton Area Chamber and Development Corporation. He then joined the Iowa Department of Economic Development working as a community consultant and manager of existing industry. Most recently, Clark was the director of economic development for Aquila, Inc. – Iowa.

He has worked with hundreds of companies providing site selection/expansion assistance. Clark has been President of the Professional Developers of Iowa and the Community Development Society of Iowa. Clark also managed and owned a trade association business and started Butler House on Grand Bed and Breakfast with his wife Lauren and is a Partner with SSG.

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