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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Dec 19, 2018

When it comes to the economic development profession, few have the energy and vision of Ron Kitchens with Southwest Michigan First.  As senior partner, Ron has built an incredibly strong team that operates more like a consulting firm than a traditional economic development group.  Southwest Michigan First has also been consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the nation.

In this episode, Dennis interviews Ron to learn more about the rigorous 3-4 month hiring process for a member of the Southwest Michigan First team and why culture is so critical to the workplace.


Great quotes from the podcast:

"Everyone needs a mentor at least 10 years older than you and 10 years younger than you."

"Everyone is the CEO of their own responsibilities."

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