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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Apr 3, 2024

Finding Your Path in Economic Development

 Dennis is joined by Develop This! contributing correspondents Joi Cuartero Austin CEcd, Senior Program Officer, Economic Vitality with Main Street America, and Sean M. Maguire, AICP CEcD Economic Development and Planning Executive. Together, they discuss finding Your Path in Economic Development.

Economic development is a broad career track. How do you find your niche?

A career in economic development can take you in so many different directions, and many people do not start out to be an economic development professional.

How can you best prepare for the ever-changing landscape of the economic development world?

Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist?

Should you follow your passion?

What are some considerations you would look for in a position?