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We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

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We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

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English


Episodes

21: From Site Selector to Econ Dev with Andrew Sloss

9/25/2021
Andrew Sloss was a site selector for ten years before making the transition during Covid to economic development. Listen in for his advice from both sides of the table. Favorite Books & Resources I would highly recommend Jay Garner (https://www.garnereconomics.com/our-team-demo/item/jay-a-garner-president) and Ross Patten (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-patten-811b91b0/)'s book Economic Development is Not for Amateurs (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DSX6ZXM/?tag=econdevshow-20) especially if...

Duration:00:30:20

20: With Dane Carlson (on the We Are Jobs Podcast)

9/20/2021
On this, the 20th episode of Econ Dev Show, we're doing something different: This week we're replaying an interview with Dane from the We Are Jobs Podcast. Special Guest: Chad Chancellor.

Duration:00:24:03

19: Planning and Anthropology with Econ Dev Jim Eldridge

9/13/2021
Jim Eldridge grew up wanting to be an anthropologist or a city planner. Instead, he puts both of those skillsets to use as an economic developer in Ada, Oklahoma. Jim thinks that economic developers need to change the ways in which we work. So much of the work we do, day-to-day, in our field is pragmatic, but we spend too little time thinking about more innovative or better ways of improving our ability to support our local communities and economies. We have to spend more time thinking about...

Duration:00:33:32

18: The Secrets of Economic Development with Novelist and Econ Dev Don Erwin

9/6/2021
Retired econ dev Don Erwin has written an engrossing thriller and an economic development textbook. (And yes, they're the same book: Buffalo Hunting in Alabama: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08KHFW92V/econdevshow-20).) You can reach Don by email at Donaldlouiserwin@gmail.com (mailto:Donaldlouiserwin@gmail.com). Special Guest: Don Erwin.

Duration:00:43:31

17: Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development with Zachary Barker

8/30/2021
In this episode, we hear from Zachary Barker about entrepreneurship-led economic development. Zach's an expert in ecosystem design and delivery of entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation (ETI) led programming. He said: Entrepreneur-led economic development is the one of the best investment EDOs can make in their communities. It supports BRE efforts for small businesses, retains young talent, diversifies the local business makeup, and... even if the people who enter your program are not...

Duration:00:35:33

16: With Change Agent Jimi Copland of The Rural Spark

8/23/2021
I this episode, Dane talks with Jimi Copland. Jimi is rural economic developer, educator, needle mover, encourager, change agent, and owner of The Rural Spark (https://www.theruralspark.com/), an online educational platform for small communities. Special Guest: Jimi Copland.

Duration:00:26:05

15: Dane Talks to Himself About the Econ Dev Show

8/12/2021
Not content to just interview economic developers, in this episode host Dane Carlson tries talking to himself. He spends time talking to himself about all of the great content from the Econ Dev Show that's not the podcast, including the five weekday emails: (Monday) Podcast Episode 14 - Is Stewart McGregor the Friendliest Economic Developer in Texas? - What happens when you pair one of the friendliest economic developers you'll ever meet, with one of the most interesting cities that you've...

Duration:00:20:04

14: Is Stewart McGregor the Friendliest Economic Developer in Texas? You Decide.

8/9/2021
What happens when you pair one of the friendliest economic developers you'll ever meet, with one of the most interesting cities that you've never heard of? In this episode, Dane meets Stewart McGregor of Grand Prairie, Texas. Special Guest: Stewart McGregor.

Duration:00:35:53

13: "Rural is Cool" BR&E in Southeast Ohio with Taylor Stepp

8/2/2021
In this episode we talk about making "rural cool" in Southeast Ohio with Taylor Stepp, and democratizing growth by recruiting white collar remote-workers to a traditionally blue collar region. Dane and Taylor discuss the benefits of rural communities, BR&E and remote work opportunities. Taylor also dispels some preconceived notions about Appalachia. Special Guest: Taylor Stepp.

Duration:00:20:19

12: Real Rural Economic Development with Robert Harrington

7/26/2021
Former President Harry Truman said, "It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit." For Robert Harrington (https://podcast.econdevshow.com/guests/robert-harrington) this quote is the key to success in economic development in rural America. Born and raised in rural Missouri. Robert has remained part of rural America for his entire life. When he was a boy, his grandmother instilled in him the importance of a hard day's work and giving back to your community....

Duration:00:43:01

11: A Super Episode With "Super" Dave Quinn

7/19/2021
Super Dave Quinn https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/f/f078f684-f72f-4a43-957d-de3aff69810b/6GuHpEJf.jpg Super Dave Quinn (https://www.davequinn247.com/) is one of those economic developers that seems to know and be known by everybody. He's also a sought-after public speaker, influencer, and all around nice guy. He's also super. He served as Vice President of the Frisco EDC (https://friscoedc.com/) in Frisco, TX from 2014-2018 where he helped lead an economic development...

Duration:00:44:02

10: Recruiting from the US to Quebec with JP Saucier

7/12/2021
Foreign direct investment doesn't just mean international investment in the US. For economic developers in other countries, the US is often the source of the "international" funds. For JP Saucier, who recruits businesses from Los Angeles, California to Quebec, the FDI flows from the United States to Canada. Special Guest: JP Saucier.

Duration:00:23:04

9: LinkedIn Marketing For Your EDO with Andrew Phillips

7/5/2021
It turns out that I've been doing LinkedIn wrong, and probably so have you. In this episode, LinkedIn's EDO expert Andrew Phillips sets us on the right path. Special Guest: Andrew Phillips.

Duration:00:33:38

8: From the West Coast to the East Coast with Patrick Pierce

6/28/2021
Often the best way to advance in your economic development career is to change organizations. But do you secretly worry that if you pack up and move across the country that you'll get there and be completely clueless? Today's guest did just that - Patrick Pierce moved from a large organization in Washington state to a small town in North Carolina, and he says that the coopetition is the same everywhere. Coopetition (sometimes spelled "co-opetition") is the collaboration between competitors,...

Duration:00:22:16

7: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing with Ilana Preuss

6/21/2021
What's your downtown like? As a county economic developer, I can look out over several different cities, all with a diverse array of downtowns: Some are vibrant, beautiful tourist destinations. Others are transitioning and improving with city dollars and commercial reinvestment into new stores, new facades, new lighting, new life. Some suburban cities, to their shame, don't even really have downtowns. Unfortunately, I live in a town like that. But still, others are shells of their former...

Duration:00:37:59

6: Economic and Workforce Development with Cody Mosely

6/14/2021
Can a workforce developer lead the charge for economic development? While many organizations made the the switch from attraction to business retention last year because of COVID and the associated downturns in the economy, Cody Mosely with the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma is going in the other direction and leading the charge for regional economic growth. Special Guest: Cody Mosley.

Duration:00:25:08

5: What's a Community Development Improvement Corporation with Josh Mejia

6/7/2021
In this episode, Dane talks to Josh Mejia, the executive director of the Brownsville Community Improvement District in Brownsville, Texas about all the great work he's doing in Brownsville. We also touch on his work with the IEDC and entrepreneurship-led economic development, SpaceX, international trade and supply chains, downtown redevelopment and more. Special Guest: Josh Mejia.

Duration:00:30:37

4: Your EDO Needs a Podcast (or Two) with Chad Chancellor

6/1/2021
In today's epsisode, Chad Chancellor (https://podcast.econdevshow.com/guests/chad-chancellor), CEO and Co-Founder of the Next Move Group (https://www.thenextmovegroup.com/) and I have a wide ranging conversation: Why your EDO needs two podcasts (one for local stakeholders, and another for outside attraction.) Executive Searches. Now's a great time to find a new economic development job. (How to double your salary.) Economic developers should take jobs all over the country. (The more people...

Duration:00:39:41

3: From Econ Dev, to a Startup, and Back Again with Shad Burner

5/23/2021
You're no doubt familiar with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, and delivery services like Doordash, Uber Eats, and Instacart. These services work via an app on a smartphone, allowing users to request a ride, or a delivery, anytime, and in almost any medium sized city or larger. But it didn't used to be that way. DoorDash and Uber used to be exclusively focused on the big cities and the coasts. And there used to be places, decently sized communities like Cape Girardeau, Missouri,...

Duration:00:36:45

2: Inter-Tribal Economic Development with Rebecca Naragon

5/18/2021
In this episode Dane Carlson speaks with Rebecca Naragon, Economic Development Director for the United South and East Tribes, Inc. Many of us work in areas where governmental entities, be they cities, counties and even states and countries work together with through voluntary non profit associations of government. Where I live and work, in greater Houston, we have the Houston Galveston Area Council. It is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate...

Duration:00:38:15