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.
Fun fact: Mrs. Carlson let Dane let the internet name sons #2 and #3.
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."
July 19th, 2021 | 44 mins 3 secs
econ dev, economic development, frisco, texas
You should be super excited about our guest today because it's not every day we get to have superhero on the show!
July 12th, 2021 | 23 mins 4 secs
canada, econdev, economic development, fdi, foreign direct investment, quebec
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.
July 5th, 2021 | 33 mins 38 secs
econ dev, econdev, economic developmentomic development, linkedin, podcast
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.
June 28th, 2021 | 22 mins 16 secs
coopetition, econdev, economic development, podcast
Patrick Pierce moved across the country from Washington to North Carolina and discovered that coopetition is the same wherever you go in economic development.
June 21st, 2021 | 37 mins 30 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.
June 14th, 2021 | 25 mins 8 secs
econdev, economic development, jobs, podcast, workforce, workforce development
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.
June 7th, 2021 | 30 mins 37 secs
econdev, economic development
We talk to Josh Mejia, the executive director of the Brownsville Community Improvement District in Brownsville, Texas. Josh was named the Young Economic Developer of the Year by the IEDC in 2020.
June 1st, 2021 | 39 mins 41 secs
eco, econdev, economic development, jobs, podcast
Dane and Chad Chancellor of the Next Move Group discuss why your EDO needs to publish a podcast -- or better still, two podcasts.
May 23rd, 2021 | 36 mins 46 secs
econdev, economic development, entrepreneurs, startup
Shad Burner made the jump from economic development at a chamber of commerce, to a startup, and then back to economic development at the state level.
May 18th, 2021 | 38 mins 15 secs
beta fish, econ dev, economic development, native american
In this episode Dane Carlson speaks with Rebecca Naragon, Economic Development Director for the United South and East Tribes, Inc.
May 14th, 2021 | 4 mins 4 secs
econ dev, economic development
Before we begin the podcast in earnest, I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. My name is Dane Carlson, and I'm your host.