Episode Archive

51 episodes of Econ Dev Show - Economic Development since the first episode, which aired on May 3rd, 2021.

  • 38: Crafting Your City's Elevator Pitch With Matthew Tate

    February 21st, 2022  |  37 mins 43 secs

    In this episode, Matthew Tate explains to host Dane Carlson how to craft your community's elevator pitch. Matthew Tate has spent the past 10 years at Retail Strategies working directly with cities in order to help them perfect their elevator speeches. Through data and analytics, he helps cities understand their unique story in order to make a more impactful pitch to potential businesses that may locate in their market.

  • 37: Tax Increment Financing with Emily Blaylock

    February 7th, 2022  |  19 mins 26 secs

    Dane talks with Emily Blaylock, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Northwest Bank about Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Northwest Bank & Trust Company is an entrepreneurial bank that has built an Economic Development Division to help developers and municipalities get projects done around the US. They utilize Tax Increment Financing (TIF) incentives designated from the municipalities to give developers funds upfront. These funds can be used to provide gap equity, expansion of existing sites, investment in other projects, working capital needs, or tenant improvements. Currently, they have completed projects in 8 states and over $400 million in funding. Their team has over 100 years of combined education in economic development and banking to help structure these loans.

  • 36: Mind the T's with Chris Johnson in Johnston County

    January 31st, 2022  |  28 mins 30 secs
    econ dev, economic development, entrepreneurship, north carolina, retail

    Chris Johnson is the Director of Johnston County North Carolina Economic Development. Imagine how difficult it would be to give out his email address. Dane and Chris talk about Chris's background in retail and what new perspectives he's brought to economic development including thinking of a spec building as a loss leader.

  • 35: Professional Economic Development with Rob Sitterley

    January 24th, 2022  |  23 mins 58 secs
    arkansas, econ dev, economic development, florida, texas

    Rob Sitterley is a real pro. He's worked in a local community, statewide and now works in regional economic development. In this episode, the President & CEO of AR-TX Regional Economic Development Inc. shares his tactics to make you better economic developer. He also gives us some insight into Texarkana, and doing economic development for two different states.

  • 34: Rural California Business Retention and Attraction With Cole Przybyla

    January 17th, 2022  |  23 mins 26 secs
    attraction, california, econdev, economic development, retention

    Dane and Cole Przybyla talk about Cole's unique business retention and attraction tactics in rural California.

  • 33: Economic Development in New Mexico with Kristen Gamboa

    January 10th, 2022  |  33 mins 53 secs
    econdev, economic development, new-mexico, newmexico, workforce

    In this episode, Dane talks to Kristen Gamboa. She is the Senior Economic Developer for the Village of Los Lunas. She has been instrumental in helping existing businesses expand and grow, as well actively market and bring in new economic-base businesses to the second fastest growing community in New Mexico. Prior to this, she was the Director of Business Development for the New Mexico Partnership where she actively engaged with companies, C-suite executives, and site consultants looking for expansion, relocation, or new project opportunities across the Land of Enchantment.

    According to Kristen, "New Mexico is a hidden gem that is still a little rough around the edges but with more regionalized economic development strategies you're going to hear and see more companies expanding to our 'Land of Enchantment'."

  • 32: Talking Econ Dev Marketing and Hubspot with Tom Wengler

    January 4th, 2022  |  28 mins 2 secs
    econdv, economic development, hubspot, marketing

    Tom Wengler and Dane talk Hubspot and economic development marketing.

  • 31: Incentivizing Your Community with Michael Mazur

    December 29th, 2021  |  31 mins 10 secs
    behavioral economics, econdev, economic development, gamification

    During the pandemic, cities were able to use elements of gamification and behavioral economics to boost consumption at their local businesses and create a sense of civic pride. Colu VP Michael Mazur explains the process to host Dane.

  • 30: On Economic Development Districts and Local Communities with Alyce Brown

    December 20th, 2021  |  30 mins 56 secs
    econdev, economic development, washington

    Economic development district director Alyce Brown thinks that economic development was already changing before COVID, but that change has now become a necessity because of the pandemic. She talks to Dane about how to get back to basic, grassroots initiatives. She explains that "hometown pride" needs to be a part of our planning and long-term vision.

  • 29: Work Where You Live with Erin Silk and Lisa Krouse

    December 13th, 2021  |  34 mins 29 secs
    econdev, economic development, florida

    The American Dream for millions of Americans has always been to work hard for thirty years, and to then to retire to Florida. But what if you could break that mold and work where you want to live? Lisa Krouse and Erin Silk talk with Dane about workforce and business attraction, and what's driving the growth of Sarasota County, Florida.

  • 28: On the Ground (and in the Water) with Caleb McMahon

    December 6th, 2021  |  24 mins 17 secs
    china, econdev, economic development, site selection, washington

    In this episode, host Dane Carlson talks with Caleb McMahon. Caleb is a former site selector in China, who is now the Director of Economic Development for Port Angeles, Washington. Dane and Caleb discuss what he's seeing on the ground, and in the water.

  • 27: Dane on the EcDev Network with Dan Taylor and Lara Fritts

    November 8th, 2021  |  58 mins 3 secs
    california, dane carlson, econdev, economic development, texas

    Earlier this summer, Dane was a guest on the EcDev Net, where he talked about his background, moving from California to Texas, and the Econ Dev Show