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DT #300: Take Control of Your Calendar

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Release Date: 06/24/2020

DT #312: Adapting and Thriving as an Economic Development Professional in the New World with Mary Ann Moon show art DT #312: Adapting and Thriving as an Economic Development Professional in the New World with Mary Ann Moon

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Yes - today's show has a long title, but the listen will be worth your time.  The role of the economic development professional is changing, and adaptation is really the only option. In this episode, Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, joins Dennis for a great discussion on all things related to the industry and your professional development. Connect with

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DT #311: COVID-19's Impact on Economic Development Trends with TIP Strategies show art DT #311: COVID-19's Impact on Economic Development Trends with TIP Strategies

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Dennis is joined by Tracye McDaniel and Jon Roberts with TIP Strategies to discuss emerging economic development trends as a result of the pandemic such as: -Supply Chain Restructuring -Online Retail Sales -Flexible Workspace -Health & Medicine -Workforce Composition -Social Inequity In addition, they suggest ways in which EDOs can respond to these trends from assessing vulnerabilities to elimination of redundancies.  

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DT #310: Keeping It All Together show art DT #310: Keeping It All Together

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Big economic development projects have many moving parts.  How can you keep the deal together and how can you keep yourself together? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share strategies for keeping projects on track and making sure you don't wear yourself out.

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DT #309: Economic Development Insights with Jay Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM show art DT #309: Economic Development Insights with Jay Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Jay Moon is a veteran of the economic development industry with roles that span a variety of key positions- including a volunteer position as the former chair of the IEDC board of directors. In this episode, Jay provides insight on disaster recovery, incentives, supply chains, and future skills needed in the economic development profession.

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DT #308: Economic Development is Not for Amateurs with Jay Garner show art DT #308: Economic Development is Not for Amateurs with Jay Garner

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Acclaimed site selector Jay Garner, CEcD, CCE, and President of Garner Economics returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book launch: Economic Development Is Not for Amateurs!: A must-read for community leaders on how to achieve economic development success Co-authored with Ross Patten, this read is the perfect length and focuses on the one common denominator between successful economic development strategies: leadership.

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DT #307: How Are You Replacing Event Revenue? show art DT #307: How Are You Replacing Event Revenue?

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

For those organizations highly dependent on event revenue, this COVID crisis is proving especially difficult. In this episode, Jason asks for your feedback.  How is your organization placing event revenue?  Are you cutting back, spending reserves, or replacing it with something new?  For those of you doing virtual events, what kind of revenue loss are you incurring? We want your feedback, please email details to jason@developthispodcast.com

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DT #306: Connectivity and Broadband show art DT #306: Connectivity and Broadband

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Connectivity in America is the new currency that we are all going to be trading in.  The current pandemic has highlighted the digital divide as more individuals work from home and especially as our kids try and learn from home. In this episode, Dennis shares some of his frustrations with the federal prioritization of connectivity and offers some localized solutions.

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DT #305: The Power of One show art DT #305: The Power of One

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

One person can make all the difference. One person can demoralize a team, rally a neighborhood against your project, or veto an incentive deal. One person also has the ability to lead, to push when others aren't willing, or to articulate a vision for others to follow. Today's show is all about encouraging you to lead even when success is a bit elusive.

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DT #304: Being an Influencer show art DT #304: Being an Influencer

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Influencers have a major impact on the products we buy and the things we discuss. In our own communities, we have the ability to influence conversations, steer community projects, and encourage investment in certain sectors. In this episode, Dennis and Jason share strategies to improve our messaging and maximize our influence.

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DT #303: Engaging the Media - Series on Skill Sets show art DT #303: Engaging the Media - Series on Skill Sets

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

The series on enhancing your skill sets continues with this episode's feature on engaging the media. Interacting with the media can make or break a career in the economic and community development business.  If you aren't comfortable engaging the media, odds are that you avoid it like the plague. In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer tips for engaging the media and building your confidence level over time.

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