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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Apr 22, 2022

The Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area is home to Rivian Automotive's manufacturing facility.  This was a massive economic development deal which anticipated 500 jobs but actually created 3,500.  In addition, they have added 1 million in SF to the existing facility.

Patrick Hoban serves as the President & CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and joins Jason on this episode.

They talk the sensitivities with regard to publicity of a major economic development deal, navigating explosive community growth, and organizational management.

This episode was recorded on site at the Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference.

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