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Episode 130: Do You Wish You Could Hear Directly From A Site Consultant? Here It Is! | Kyle Neu, Austin Consulting
June 17, 2021

“Any information that can help us tell the story of a community better is always something that will help create an advantage for a community.” –Kyle Neu Do you ever just want that exclusive information from a site consultant?

Episode 129: Is Your Endurance Built From the Marathon of Economic Development? | Meghan DiGiacomo, Highlands County Economic Development
June 15, 2021

“Economic development is a very long game” –Meghan DiGiacomo Do you ever feel like economic development can seem reactionary? Do you wish people knew that the industry isn’t a sprint? On today’s episode, Meghan DiGiacomo talks with us about the maratho...

Episode 128: Do You Allow Your Teams Strengths to Propel Your Organization Forward?
June 10, 2021

“You have all these strengths but they’re really just sitting there on the table until you start exercising them.” –Carla Sones Do you know what attributes you excel in? Are you aware of your top strengths?

Episode 127: How Is Quebec Solving Its Workforce Woes? | Daniel Silverman, Investissement Quebec
June 08, 2021

“What I’m seeing is how multinational corporations are considering their international presence. It’s talent, talent, talent, and then the site, community and financials.” –Daniel Silverman We can’t have any conversations about projects and deal flow w...

Episode 126: Is Micromanagement Costing Your Team Creativity, Motivation and Job Satisfaction?
June 03, 2021

“When you love what you do, it’s sometimes hard to let go of things that, as a leader, you probably need to let go of.” –Carla Sones We can all name a time that we have been micromanaged and you can probably remember how it felt.

Episode 125: The Ways to Make Your Place a Great Place to Live, Work & Play | Ashley Cagle, Wake County Economic Development
June 01, 2021

“You have to have passion. You may not always start with passion for the place, but you have to have passion for the work.” –Ashley Cagle Though many changes in how the world works were already shaping up pre-pandemic,

Episode 124: How Admitting Mistakes Makes You A Better Leader
May 27, 2021

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” –Maxwell Maltz Do you ever not move forward on something out of fear of making a mistake? Is the thought of dealing with the aftermath of a mistake enough to avoid the situation all together?

Episode 123: Two Non-Negotiables for Attracting Deals on a Megasite | Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix, AZ
May 25, 2021

“You’ve got to love what you do, and you’ve got to be able to laugh at how you do it.” –Christine Mackay Do you have feelings about megasites? When you think of these massive sites, do you get a little jittery thinking about the massive project that wo...

Episode 122: Did You Know Your “Meh” Feeling Has a Name? And Are You Ready to Conquer It?
May 20, 2021

“Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.” –Adam Grant If you are feeling a bit aimless, a little blah in your life right now, know that you’re not alone.

Episode 121: Do You Use the Technology Industry to Diversify Your Community? | Danny Chavez, McKinney Economic Development Corporation
May 18, 2021

“Every company is a tech company today so if you’re not focusing on technology, as far as a means for your platform, I think it’s short sighted.” –Danny Chavez What do you think about when you hear ‘tech start-up’?