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.
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.
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.
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
November 1st, 2021 | 36 mins 28 secs
attraction, econ dev, economic development, marketing
In this episode, Dane talks marketing with Dave Parsell. Dave is co-founder of Localintel, a technology company providing location marketing tools that hundreds of economic developers have added to their website to promote their community's advantages.
25: From Top to the Bottom: Economic Development in Manatee County Florida with Ruth Buchanan and Che Barnett
October 25th, 2021 | 44 mins
attraction, econ dev, economic development, florida, inclusive
Ruth Buchanan is the Economic Development Manager, and Che Barnett is a Redevelopment Coordinator for Manatee County, Florida. There, they work together to build the local economy from the top and the bottom.
October 18th, 2021 | 30 mins 44 secs
econ dev, economic development, leadership, talent optimization
Ben Nelson is the founder and CEO of Radix leadership. He specializes in helping leaders and organizations build high performing teams that achieve their goals by aligning their purpose and their people to deliver on performance. He's also the executive director of the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation in Wisconsin.
October 11th, 2021 | 31 mins 20 secs
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.)