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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 #237: Small Towns Can Be Saved - Including Yours with Deb Brown show art DT #237: Small Towns Can Be Saved - Including Yours with Deb Brown

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Deb Brown grew up on a small farm outside of Geneva, Iowa.  When it comes to the growth and development of small towns, Deb is a relentless optimist and knows how to build upon a desire to better a community. In this episode, Deb inspires leaders to take small steps towards a brighter future while offering tips, tactics, and strategies designed to enhance your town’s quality of life. At SaveYour.Town, they believe that small communities can be saved – including yours! More About SaveYour.Town Connect with Deb Brown

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DT #236: Bring Your Work Ethic 'A Game' with Josh Davies show art DT #236: Bring Your Work Ethic 'A Game' with Josh Davies

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There are seven workplace skills that comprise work ethic: Attitude Attendance Appearance Ambition Acceptance Appreciation Accountability We hear all the time about workforce challenges, and in particular, the struggles with soft skills. What can communities and employers do about it? Tune in as Dennis chats with Josh Davies of the Center for Work Ethic Development.  They discuss the center's work and curriculum around work ethic. Connect with Josh Davies The Center for Work Ethic Development

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In this episode, Andy Sokolovich shares tips and tactics for building rock-solid relationships. Relationships are a key part of a successful career in economic development. They serve as the currency necessary to grant access to company leadership. Ditch the “Pickle Jar” method, and learn how to approach relationship building with precision and positivity.

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DT #234: Virtual Fam Tours with Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen show art DT #234: Virtual Fam Tours with Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen

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Broadcasting once again from the Mid America EDC Conference in Downtown Chicago, Jason caught up with the folks from Golden Shovel Agency. Warren Westcott and Greg Kolbjornsen talk with Jason about website pet peeves, virtual fam tours, and more. More About Virtual Tours Connect with Warren Westcott More About Greg Kolbjornsen Golden Shovel Agency Mid America EDC

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DT #233: Diversify Your Workforce Search with Christine Caves show art DT #233: Diversify Your Workforce Search with Christine Caves

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Research shows that the largest segment of our population entering the workforce is unemployed or underemployed adults seeking new career opportunities. In this episode, we delve into the subsets of our population and reveal how companies can identify transferrable skills to meet their workforce needs. Christine serves as the Workforce innovation coordinator for Eastern Iowa Community College. Connect with Christine Caves

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DT #232: The Warm Up - Team Retreat Series Part 2 show art DT #232: The Warm Up - Team Retreat Series Part 2

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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 and Dennis discuss the importance of kicking off the team retreat the right way.  Set expectations, get the conversation flowing, and lead some team building activities. The goal is to get people to break out of their shell, participate, and fully engage in the day.

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DT #231: Culture & Customer Service with Kip Simpson of Big River Packaging  show art DT #231: Culture & Customer Service with Kip Simpson of Big River Packaging

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Their business is boxes, but in this interview, Big River Packaging’s Kip Simpson reveals the power of positive company culture, excellence in customer service, and offers tips on transparency. Kip joined the Big River Packaging team in 2005 and introduced the company to the world through dynamic social media outreach and digital advertising.  “It will be really weird for someone’s ego to eclipse a potential solution to a problem.” Connect with Kip Simpson

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Encore Episode: The Best Ways to Deal with CAVE People show art Encore Episode: The Best Ways to Deal with CAVE People

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Your favorite podcasters are celebrating with their families this week, so please enjoy this encore episode. Citizens Against Virtually Everything Critics Not In My Backyarders How should you handle these folks in your community? In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss the difference between constructive criticism and the politics of destruction.  Learn from some great examples of dealing with local critics.

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Encore Epidsode: What is a Land Option? show art Encore Epidsode: What is a Land Option?

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Your favorite podcasters are celebrating with their families this week, so please enjoy this encore episode from one of the very first shows. In this episode, Dennis and Jason discuss the merits of securing options as a development strategy.  In addition, they share food for thought when expanding your community's inventory of shovel-ready sites.

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Encore Episode: Been to Any Good Meetings Lately? show art Encore Episode: Been to Any Good Meetings Lately?

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Your favorite podcasters are celebrating with their families this week, so please enjoy this encore episode from one of the very first shows. There is nothing worse than attending a poorly run meeting.  Dennis shares his quick tips and tricks for holding more effective meetings.

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