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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 #329: Talent, Generations, and the Skills Gap with Mark Perna show art DT #329: Talent, Generations, and the Skills Gap with Mark Perna

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mark Perna is a speaker, author, CEO, and all-around nice guy.  In addition, he is one of the go-to resources for insight on education, workforce, and generational differences. In this episode, Dennis interviews Mark and asks him the tough question: what is it that economic development professionals need to better understand about talent and the generations. Learn More About Book

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DT #328: Fearless Predictions for 2021 show art DT #328: Fearless Predictions for 2021

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

All three of your co-hosts (Andy, Dennis, and Jason) return to the microphone to share their fearless predictions for the economic development industry in 2021. Will Dennis dethrone workforce as the #1 economic development issue? Will Andy give up on call centers for good? Does Jason predict doom for weak economic development groups? Tune in for some insightful banter for the start of the new year!

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DT #327: Encore Episode - Add Some Futurist Thinking to Your Strategic Plan with Marty Vanagas show art DT #327: Encore Episode - Add Some Futurist Thinking to Your Strategic Plan with Marty Vanagas

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Strategic planning for your community is great, but if you can add in a layer of futurist thinking, you can put together a very meaningful plan that gets ahead of the curve.  Marty Vanagas is back to give us some tips for layering in this futurist thinking. In this encore episode, Dennis gets some advice from Marty for starting this 'design thinking' for your organization and your community. Some basic tips include: -Be specific with your questions of the future.  Determine a good focal question to begin the discussion. -Imagine coming into your community for the very first...

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DT #326: Encore Episode: The Site Selection Industry with Ron Starner show art DT #326: Encore Episode: The Site Selection Industry with Ron Starner

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this encore episode recorded in late 2019, Jason interviews Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway, Inc. and Site Selection Magazine.  Ron was on location at the Mid America EDC Conference in Downtown Chicago to provide his annual update to attendees on the results of the consultants survey. Ron talks big data, his affinity for the Midwest, and the value of building and maintaining relationships over the long haul.

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DT #325: Get to Know the Choctaw Nation with Michael Southard, CEcD show art DT #325: Get to Know the Choctaw Nation with Michael Southard, CEcD

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Dennis interviews Michael Southard, Director of Economic Development for the Choctaw Nation Economic Development Partnership in Durant, OK. Mike has over 25 years experience in economic and community development and is an IEDC award winner and serves an IEDC Accredited EDO. His service territory is over 11,000 square miles, and Dennis digs deep with questions on rural America, misconceptions, the economic development career path, and anticipated future challenges. Connect with

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DT #324: Pivoting Your Programs in a COVID World with Dana Millard show art DT #324: Pivoting Your Programs in a COVID World with Dana Millard

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

This week's guest knows co-host Dennis way too well because she works with him on a daily basis. Dana Millard is the Economic Development Project Director for Lee County Economic Development Group.  Dana’s responsibilities include being the lead on Workforce Development and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs, organizing events, generating communications and heads the business retention and expansion campaign throughout Lee County region. She currently sits on the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for SE Iowa and connects education with industry to build a...

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DT #323: Budgeting for 2021 show art DT #323: Budgeting for 2021

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Knowing that 2020 has been a crazy year, how should organizations look at budgeting for 2021? In this episode, Dennis and Jason quiz each other on estimating revenue, spending reserves, slashing programs, considering layoffs, and a number of other topics relevant in today's uncertain environment.

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DT #322: Selling Lifestyle in Devils Lake, ND show art DT #322: Selling Lifestyle in Devils Lake, ND

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

In this episode, Dennis interviews Brad Barth live on stage at the virtual Main Street Summit in North Dakota. Brad serves as the Executive Director of Forward Devils Lake Corporation and talks fishing, COVID-19, and living in a lifestyle community.

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DT #321: The Art and Power of Persuasion show art DT #321: The Art and Power of Persuasion

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Many projects require divergent groups to work together, so how can we reach consensus when there are very different opinions? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share tips and strategies for identifying mutual goals, navigating compromise, and utilizing clear and consistent communication.

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DT #320: Lemon Water show art DT #320: Lemon Water

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

What in the world does lemon water have to do with this business of economic and community development? In this episode, Dennis and Jason wax poetically about goals, personal development, and forming good habits.

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