120: Empowering Young Innovators in Indiana: The Story of the STARTedUP Foundation with Don Wettrick
December 4th, 2023 | 31 mins 16 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, ecosystem, education, entrepreneurship, indiana
How Indiana is empowering students to turn their entrepreneurial visions into real-world innovations.
November 27th, 2023 | 24 mins 26 secs
civic pride, eco devo, econdev, economic development
Jeff Siegler, author of "Your City is Sick" and a civic pride expert, discusses the critical role of sustained, internal efforts and high standards in healing and rejuvenating community health and pride, as opposed to quick, superficial fixes.
November 20th, 2023 | 34 mins 28 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, northcarolina
Dane interviews LeeAnn Nixon about Wilkesboro, North Carolina's economic development, highlighting key industries, agricultural strengths, and technological advancements in the community
November 13th, 2023 | 30 mins 52 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship
David Ponraj, CEO of Economic Impact Catalyst, discusses the challenges and strategies of starting and supporting businesses, emphasizing the role of diverse skills, evolving demands, and the integration of technology in economic development.
116: From English Roots to Economic Fruits: Thomas Cox's Journey Economic Development in Sauk County
November 6th, 2023 | 33 mins 56 secs
childcare programs, community engagement, eco devo, econdev, economic development, housing initiatives, strategic planning, workforce upskilling
Explore Thomas Cox’s transatlantic journey from England to Executive Director in Sauk County, Wisconsin, fostering economic vitality through strategic partnerships and community-focused initiatives.
October 30th, 2023 | 33 mins 56 secs
bottom-up approach, community assets, community engagement, eco devo, econdev, economic development, grassroots action, inclusivity, positive mindset, rural economic development, storytelling, testing ideas, youth involvement
Deb Brown discusses strategies for community and economic development in rural areas, emphasizing inclusive community engagement and testing small ideas.
October 23rd, 2023 | 33 mins 11 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development
Chris Gibbons, creator of the economic gardening concept, explains how he pioneered the idea in Littleton, Colorado in the 1980s to help local companies create jobs after major layoffs. Economic gardening focuses on providing research and insights to growing stage two companies, not basic business assistance. Gibbons discusses the sales window concept they use to efficiently find the best prospects, and their move into leveraging AI like ChatGPT. He also shares his passion for helping communities and people prosper through economic development.
October 16th, 2023 | 43 mins 52 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development
Author Don Erwin discusses his economic development thriller novel "Buffalo Hunting in Alabama" in this encore episode from September 2021.
October 9th, 2023 | 37 mins 51 secs
downtown, econdev, economic development, made in, main street, manufacturing
In this episode, Dane speaks with Ilana Preuss, author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing. (Originally aired June 2021)
October 2nd, 2023 | 39 mins 38 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, recreation
Noah Wilson and Bradley Spiegel discuss the outdoor recreation economy in Western North Carolina, including the annual Outdoor Economy Conference and Building Outdoor Communities program.
September 25th, 2023 | 30 mins 30 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, local
A longtime economic developer discusses his people-first approach to growing local economies based on caring about the community and using data to guide strategic decisions.
September 18th, 2023 | 33 mins 18 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development, executive recruiting
Dane interviews Anthony Michelic, President of The Pace Group, from inside and old bank vault. The executive recruiting firm discusses the job market, hiring trends, and advice for economic developers and job seekers in the industry.