3 episodes

The Best Cities podcast explores the stories, people and strategies behind the world’s top-performing cities—places that are vibrant, prosperous and coveted by investors, visitors and talent, and loved by their residents.

Our goal with Best Cities—both our globally recognized city ranking and this podcast—is to give places and organizations the data-based insights and proven tools to empower their city’s competitive identity and its appeal to citizens today and in the future.

The Best Cities podcast is produced by Resonance Consultancy, a place branding firm specializing in solving complex tourism, real estate and economic development challenges with a unique combination of research, strategy, branding, marketing and placemaking. It’s hosted by Resonance President Chris Fair and VP, Strategy & Economic Development, Steven Pedigo.

The Best Cities Podcast Resonance President Chris Fair & VP, Strategy & Economic Development Steven

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The Best Cities podcast explores the stories, people and strategies behind the world’s top-performing cities—places that are vibrant, prosperous and coveted by investors, visitors and talent, and loved by their residents.

Our goal with Best Cities—both our globally recognized city ranking and this podcast—is to give places and organizations the data-based insights and proven tools to empower their city’s competitive identity and its appeal to citizens today and in the future.

The Best Cities podcast is produced by Resonance Consultancy, a place branding firm specializing in solving complex tourism, real estate and economic development challenges with a unique combination of research, strategy, branding, marketing and placemaking. It’s hosted by Resonance President Chris Fair and VP, Strategy & Economic Development, Steven Pedigo.

    Saving Our Main Streets: Lessons from Austin and Portland

    Saving Our Main Streets: Lessons from Austin and Portland

    As the pandemic grinds on, the future of Main Streets and commercial neighborhoods—and the restaurants, bars and shops that bring them to life—is in peril. What can cities do? Veronica Briseño, Economic Development Director at the City of Austin, Texas, and Kimberly Branam, Executive Director at Prosper Portland, in Portland, Oregon, have answers.

    LEARN MORE:

    Prosper Portland | ProsperPortland.us | @ProsperPortland

    The City of Austin | AustinTexas.gov | @AustinTexasGov

    Music: Purple-Planet.

    • 23 min
    Talent Attraction and Retention Secrets from Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Talent Attraction and Retention Secrets from Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Resonance President Chris Fair and VP, Strategy & Economic Development, Steven Pedigo speak with Aaron Bolzle, executive director of Tulsa Remote and Ben Stewart, senior program officer at the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

    Learn how the Tulsa Remote program has used remote work as a way to attract and retain the creative class in the city and what talent attraction and talent retention lessons can be learned for other cities.

    LEARN MORE:
    Tulsa Remote | TulsaRemote.com

    Music: Purple-Planet.com

    • 20 min
    The Best Cities Podcast

    The Best Cities Podcast

    The Best Cities podcast explores the stories, people and strategies behind the worlds’ top-performing cities—places that are vibrant, prosperous and coveted by investors, visitors and talent, and loved by their residents.

    The Best Cities podcast is produced by Resonance Consultancy, a place branding firm specializing in solving complex tourism, real estate and economic development challenges with a unique combination of research, strategy, branding, marketing and placemaking.

    Music: Purple-Planet

    • 6 min

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