Dane Carlson is the host of the Econ Dev Show, and the Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.
In 2001 he founded the Business Opportunities Weblog, which was acquired in 2015.
He lives in League City, Texas with his wife, three sons (18,15 and 12), a cat (Cinder), a dog (Murphy), and his parents.
Fun fact: Mrs. Carlson let Dane let the internet name sons #2 and #3.
Another fun fact: Dane and his family began the COVID pandemic without the cat, the dog, and Dane's parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."