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DT #136: 5G - Jobs, Infrastructure, and Expansion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Release Date: 05/15/2019

DT #406: 10 Ideas for Community Outreach show art DT #406: 10 Ideas for Community Outreach

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Jason provides 10 random ideas for your organization as it relates to community outreach. In addition, be sure to register today for the upcoming MidAmerica EDC Best Practices Conference:    

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DT #405: The Emancipator - Adding Context to Racial Justice and Equity Discussions show art DT #405: The Emancipator - Adding Context to Racial Justice and Equity Discussions

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Economic development organizations are increasingly participating in and leading discussions on equity and inclusion.  In this episode, Amber Payne and Deborah D. Douglas with join Dennis and Guest Host Tracye McDaniel for a deep discussion on reframing the conversation around racial justice and equity. When it comes to mass media coverage of issues related to race, equity, and policy, the stories often lacks appropriate historical context. That's where comes it.  This online publication is a collaboration between The Boston Globe and Boston University's Center for Antiracist...

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DT #404: About That Grant show art DT #404: About That Grant

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Grants offer the allure of free money, but we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch. In this episode, Jason outlines several reasons why grants are great, but he also outlines several pitfalls of the grant process. If there is a grant opportunity, please do the following: Make a conscious go-no go decision (make sure the benefits outway the costs) Fully understand the reporting period, deadlines, and any criteria that might increase costs to your project Appoint someone as lead for grant writing and someone as lead for grant reporting

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DT #403: Come Work with Dennis! show art DT #403: Come Work with Dennis!

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Work With Dennis! Are you a rockstar economic developer that aspires to lead an organization? Dennis has an opening and wants to talk with you. Visit leecountyedg.com for a complete job description and become part of a dynamic team and organization. Plus, you will get to work with Dennis! Vice President of Economic Development Lee County Economic Development group is seeking a Vice President of Economic Development to join our dynamic, award-winning team. This position requires a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated track record of success, proven interpersonal/relationship-building...

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DT #402: Why It's Okay to Go Slow Sometimes show art DT #402: Why It's Okay to Go Slow Sometimes

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

As our faithful listeners know, Dennis is a bit of a movie buff.  He recently watched Top Gun and has a couple of key takeaways inspired by the movie. It's okay to go slow - sometimes.  

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DT #401: Master Class Speaker Tips with Mark Perna show art DT #401: Master Class Speaker Tips with Mark Perna

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Mark Perna joins self-proclaimed speaker snob Dennis to discuss how to take your presentation to the next level. Mark delivers over 70 keynote presentations throughout the country every year. Join Mark and Dennis as they dissect a presentation and how to make your next speaking opportunity great. In addition, you will hear practical tips from a world-class speaker. How to build a connection with your audience The power of music to pump up the crowd How to use an Apple watch to pump up the volume Why your energy level matters Engage your audience with interactive questions...

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DT #400: Things You Wish You Knew Earlier in Your Economic Development Career show art DT #400: Things You Wish You Knew Earlier in Your Economic Development Career

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There is no substitute for experience.  Yet in this episode, Dennis and Jason share some concepts they wish they had known earlier in their career. Whether you are new in the economic development profession or an industry pro, this show is for you.

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DT #399: An Overview of Organizational Insurance show art DT #399: An Overview of Organizational Insurance

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As the leader of a nonprofit organization, what do you need to know about insurance lingo? In this episode, Dennis and Jason give a high level overview of some basic terms and coverages that most organizations may need to consider.  Also- tune in for some key questions to ask your insurance professional. This show sponsored by .

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DT #398: Explaining Build-to-Suit with Kyle Adams at RDC National show art DT #398: Explaining Build-to-Suit with Kyle Adams at RDC National

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Do you have an industrial client who needs a building but doesn't want to manage the construction process or own the facility?  Kyle Adams with RDC National can help.  RDC builds industrial properties to suit and then leases them back to the end client. In this episode, Jason and Kyle talk at the Mid-America EDC Conference about all things real estate and economic development.  

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DT #397: Explosive Growth with Patrick Hoban, Bloomington-Normal show art DT #397: Explosive Growth with Patrick Hoban, Bloomington-Normal

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

The Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area is home to Rivian Automotive's manufacturing facility.  This was a massive economic development deal which anticipated 500 jobs but actually created 3,500.  In addition, they have added 1 million in SF to the existing facility. Patrick Hoban serves as the President & CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and joins Jason on this episode. They talk the sensitivities with regard to publicity of a major economic development deal, navigating explosive community growth, and organizational management. This episode was recorded on...

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