Episode Archive

24 episodes of Econ Dev Show since the first episode, which aired on May 3rd, 2021.

  • 23: Talking Entrepreneurship in West Virginia with Bill Woodrum

    October 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    econ dev, economic development, entrepreneurship, west virginia

    Dane and Bill Woodrum have a wide reaching conversation on entrepreneurship. Bill is the Coordinator of the WV Entrepreneurship Network and project director for WV BusinessLink at the WV Department of Economic Development.

  • 22: Meet the "Chief Remover of Obstacles" Lea Ann Seiler

    October 4th, 2021  |  29 mins 21 secs
    econ dev, economic development, kansas, rural, small town

    Lea Ann's job is to daily figure out what obstacles she can remove, so that her community members can move forward with their businesses.

  • 21: From Site Selector to Econ Dev with Andrew Sloss

    September 27th, 2021  |  30 mins 21 secs
    econdev, economic development, houston, site selection, south dakota, texas

    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.

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

    September 20th, 2021  |  24 mins 3 secs
    dane carlson, econ dev, economic development

    The 20th episode of Econ Dev Show. This week we replay a interview with Dane from the We Are Jobs Podcast.

  • 19: Planning and Anthropology with Econ Dev Jim Eldridge

    September 13th, 2021  |  33 mins 33 secs
    anthropology, city planning, econ dev, economic development, small town

    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.

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

    September 6th, 2021  |  43 mins 31 secs
    econ dev, economic development, writing

    Retired econ dev Don Erwin has written an engrossing thriller and an economic development textbook. (And yes, they're the same book.)

  • 17: Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development with Zachary Barker

    August 30th, 2021  |  35 mins 33 secs
    econ dev, economic development, entrepreneurship

    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.

  • 16: With Change Agent Jimi Copland of The Rural Spark

    August 23rd, 2021  |  26 mins 6 secs
    econdev, economic development, rural, texas

    Dane talks with Jimi Copland. Jimi is an economic developer, educator, needle mover, encourager, change agent, and owner of The Rural Spark.

  • 15: Dane Talks to Himself About the Econ Dev Show

    August 12th, 2021  |  20 mins 4 secs
    econ dev, economic development

    Not content to just interview economic developers, in this episode host Dane Carlson tries talking to himself.

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

    August 9th, 2021  |  35 mins 53 secs
    econ dev, economic development, 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 never heard of? Meet Stewart McGregor of Grand Prairie, Texas.

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

    August 2nd, 2021  |  20 mins 19 secs
    appalachian, econ dev, economic development, ohio, rural

    Democratizing growth in South East Ohio by making the rural cool and recruiting white-collar remote-workers to a traditionally blue-collar region.

  • 12: Real Rural Economic Development with Robert Harrington

    July 26th, 2021  |  43 mins 1 sec
    econ dev, economic development, rural

    Full of challenges, rural economic development also offers opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of your neighbors, because as former President Harry Truman said: "It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit."