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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Aug 24, 2018

Due to a variety of factors facing the economic development industry, the trend of larger organizations serving larger regions will likely continue.  This trend is likely to mean continued consolidation or mergers among economic and community development organizations.

Many models for partnered organization exist, and there is no 'perfect' organizational structure.  However, there must be sole source accountability for any merger or partnership to have a shot at long-term success. 

In this episode, Jason outlines the reasons he believes in a strong executive with broad discretion over messaging, budgets, and staff.