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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 #265: COVID-19 Response with Steven Jast of Gazelle.ai show art DT #265: COVID-19 Response with Steven Jast of Gazelle.ai

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide. An email offer was recently sent out by the folks at Gazelle.ai offering company services at no cost to economic developers during this challenging time.  Tune in to learn more about the data points that could be helpful for your community and organization such as company data, points of vulnerability, economic indicators, and supply chain information.

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DT #264: COVID-19 Response with Contributing Expert Jay Garner show art DT #264: COVID-19 Response with Contributing Expert Jay Garner

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide. In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the members of our newly formed Develop This! Contributing Experts team. The best group of economic development professionals in the country have been assembled to share: -What is happening in their areas? -How are their areas responding? -Tips to maximize effectiveness during this challenging time Today's episode continues with Jay A. Garner, CEcD, CCE President and founder...

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DT #263: COVID-19 Response with Contributing Expert Mary Ann Moon show art DT #263: COVID-19 Response with Contributing Expert Mary Ann Moon

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide. In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the members of our newly formed Develop This! Contributing Experts team. The best group of economic development professionals in the country have been assembled to share: -What is happening in their areas? -How are their areas responding? -Tips to maximize effectiveness during this challenging time  The series begins with Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM Executive Director, Prosper...

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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this special episode, Dennis interviews Eric Canada from Blane Canada to discuss the BR|E COVID-19 Response Network Task Force.  Please consider participating in this important initiative. About the initiative: We're living in an uncertain world in uncertain times and as economic developers it can be scary go to about the crisis management in your community alone. The Network's Steering Committee is working behind the scene to develop a series of blast quick polls for economic development, focused on assessing the business impact of COVID-19. They are trying to make a meaningful...

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DT #261: Guidance During a Crisis show art DT #261: Guidance During a Crisis

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In a break from their usual format, Dennis and Jason share thoughts for economic developers working in the trenches during this difficult time.

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DT #260: Wrap Up and Next Steps - Team Retreat Series Finale show art DT #260: Wrap Up and Next Steps - Team Retreat Series Finale

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Economic development is a team sport, and this entire series has been focused on the team retreat- the opportunity for all members of the staff team to convene, strategize, and get on the same page. In this episode, Dennis and Jason complete the series with a discussion on the final steps for the day.  How should you finish the day and determine the immediate next steps?  

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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Creating content on a budget can be challenging! In this episode, Andy reveals several FREE resources designed to step your game up and deliver top-notch content that captures the attention of your audience. Graphic Design – Free or Pro for $9.95/mo – Basic $7.99 or pro for $12.99/mo  - The quality of content has come a LONG way! – Post a job and receive offers Adobe Creative Cloud – Visit for discounts for non-profits – $19.99/mo for entire creative suite Take classes on LinkedIn Learning () – $19.99/mo or start a free trial Email Marketing – Free option includes up...

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DT #258: Landing the Big Project - When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Ready? show art DT #258: Landing the Big Project - When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Ready?

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In the economic development business, you just have to be ready. In this episode, Dennis shares his personal story of working with a major project and shares tips for you to consider in your own organization. -Build your knowledge base -Make connections -Have a product and know your product

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DT #257: Local Control Over Incentives show art DT #257: Local Control Over Incentives

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this short episode, Jason goes on a bit of a rant regarding the importance of keeping local control over incentives. It is political silly season, and if your state legislature is trying to take too much of your local decision making ability away from you, fight back. Of course, having local control and discretion over incentives also requires discipline to walk away from the negotiation table.  Great economic developers help guide a community through delivering appropriate financial assistance without giving away the farm.

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DT #256: Invite Others - Team Retreat Series Part 8 show art DT #256: Invite Others - Team Retreat Series Part 8

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Economic and community development is a team sport, and the team can make or break an organization. How do you get everyone on the same page?  The team retreat. In this episode, Jason continues in this series discussing the value of inviting others to the team retreat.  There is incredible power in having everyone on the team listen to a small business owner share their story. What is it like to agonize over payroll?  Where do they get inspiration?  How did it feel when the last economic development deal brought a competitor to town? At your next team retreat, invite a...

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