About the show

We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

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  • 15: Dane Talks to Himself About the Econ Dev Show

    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.

  • 14: Is Stewart McGregor the Friendliest Economic Developer in Texas? You Decide.

    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.

  • 13: "Rural is Cool" BR&E in Southeast Ohio with Taylor Stepp

    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.

  • 12: Real Rural Economic Development with Robert Harrington

    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."

  • 11: A Super Episode With "Super" Dave Quinn

    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!

  • 10: Recruiting from the US to Quebec with JP Saucier

    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.

  • 9: LinkedIn Marketing For Your EDO with Andrew Phillips

    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.

  • 8: From the West Coast to the East Coast with Patrick Pierce

    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.

  • 7: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing with Ilana Preuss

    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.

  • 6: Economic and Workforce Development with Cody Mosely

    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.

  • 5: What's a Community Development Improvement Corporation with Josh Mejia

    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.

  • 4: Your EDO Needs a Podcast (or Two) with Chad Chancellor

    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.