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Latest Episodes

Episode 199: Listening to the Market
June 29, 2022

Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies. – Joseph E. Stiglitz What would you say your purpose is within economic development? For Desa Burton, changing t

Episode 198: The Power of Team in Economic Development
June 09, 2022

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford What would you say your economic development superpower is? Jason Giulietti describes his

Episode 197: Taking a Leap of Faith
June 02, 2022

“Economic development is all about connecting, networking, and relationships.”  -Christina Frank Have you ever considered taking a leap of faith in your career? For Christina Frank, economic developme

Episode 196: Connecting the Dots
May 26, 2022

“The ultimate resource in economic development is people. It is people, not capital or raw materials that develop an economy.” – Peter Drucker What began as a small two-page business plan has develope

Episode 195: Long-Term Connections Within Economic Development
May 19, 2022

“Economic development is a great profession. It’s one where you do make lifetime friends” –  Jim Staton Have you ever built a long-lasting friendship through a working relationship? Carla Sones welcom

Episode 194: Know Your Why and Create Trust Within Your Team
April 28, 2022

“Trust is something that is built. Everybody has to come to the table being willing to bring their best to an event but also be prepared to flex in and out of roles.” – Carla Sones When you bring site

Episode 193: Embrace a New Perspective to Tell the Community Story
April 21, 2022

“I’m obsessed with giving the audience something they don’t see coming.” —Jordan Peele Economic development is heavily focused on relationship building. And with relationship building comes event afte

Episode 192: Three Important Components of Long-term Economic Development Strategy
April 07, 2022

“Great thing take years to build.” —Sam Juraschka In economic development, the pace of work can be grueling. Because we’re often operating in a short-term mindset due to full project pipelines and sho

Episode 191: How Does Amazon Approach Economic Development and Community Partnerships?
March 31, 2022

Amazon has created more jobs in America in the last decade than any other company. With such a level of job growth, it’s only natural that the company has built an internal economic development team w

Episode 190: How Can You Find Growth in Tough Lessons Learned?
March 24, 2022

“It is not so much about what life hands you, but what you do with what you get.” –Idowu Koyenikan Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way, and those tend to be the lessons that shape our leadershi