60 episodes

We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

Econ Dev Show - Economic Development Dane Carlson

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside your EDO. We'll help take your organization, your community, and your career to the next level.

    Your First 90 Days with Paul DiGiuseppe

    Your First 90 Days with Paul DiGiuseppe

    In this short snippet of an episode Dane talks with Paul DiGiuseppe, who explains what to do in your first 90 days on the job.


    Paul is the is the Director of Economic and Community Development at Town of Middleborough, Massachusetts.


    This is part one of Dane's conversation with Paul.


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    Special Guest: Paul DiGiuseppe.
    Links:
    Paul DiGiuseppe on LinkedInThe First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

    • 7 min
    War Stories with J.R. Charles

    War Stories with J.R. Charles

    This is part two of conversation with J.R. Charles.


    In this episode, J.R. shares his incredible war story and explains the nobility of the economic development profession.


    J.R. explains:



    One of my biggest projects came when I was informed about a looming bankruptcy for one of our manufactuers (I'd like to keep the companies anonymous). Rather than let the company liquidate, I worked with the facility's manager to identify another company which bought out that insolvent manufacturer. The new company acquired the insolvent company on Feb 14, 2020 (we called it the best Valentine's present our community could recieve), and one month later, COVID hit and my wife and I welcomed our son into the world.


    I worked with the new company's corporate and legal team via weekly zoom meetings to negotiate the incentive deal; at the same time, I kept our elected officials informed as they were dealing with quarantine protocols, face mask orders, and public health initiatives.



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    Special Guest: J.R. Charles.

    • 18 min
    You Gotta Network to Get Work with J.R. Charles

    You Gotta Network to Get Work with J.R. Charles

    In this episode, we play the first part of a conversation between Dane and J.R. Charles, the Community Development Director for the City of Mauldin, South Carolina.


    In their wide-ranging conversation, J.R. explains how to best take advantage of memberships in state and regional associations.


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    Special Guest: J.R. Charles.
    Links:
    City of MauldinJ.R. Charles | LinkedInJ.R. Charles' Resume / Portfolio

    • 25 min
    Failure Generates Growth with Beka Burton

    Failure Generates Growth with Beka Burton

    Beka Burton recently failed her CEcD exam, and she's here to talk about it. She doesn't think about it as failing. She just found a way that didn't work.


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    Special Guest: Beka Burton.
    Links:
    I Recently Failed...CEDIK - Community and Economic Development Initiative of KentuckyBeka Burton | LinkedIn

    • 31 min
    Economic Development in Suburban Chicago with Kevin Leighty

    Economic Development in Suburban Chicago with Kevin Leighty

    Dane talks with Kevin Leighty, Economic Development Director in the Village of Oswego, Illinois.


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    Special Guest: Kevin Leighty.
    Links:
    Economic Development Commission | Village of Oswego, IllinoisKevin R. Leighty | LinkedInNew Economic Development Director Hired For Village Of Oswego | Oswego, IL Patch

    • 30 min
    How to Change Your Community's Perception of Itself with Steve Griffin

    How to Change Your Community's Perception of Itself with Steve Griffin

    In this episode, Dane talks with Steve Griffin of Finger Lakes EDC.


    Steve's rural New York community has gone from a sleepy little community to leading their metro region by percentage growth in nearly every single economic category in the last 15 years. Here's how he did it.


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    Special Guest: Steve Griffin.
    Links:
    Finger Lakes EDCSteve Griffin | LinkedInFLEDC on BBC World Business Report — Starts at about 1 minuteSteve does a monthly interview on a local radio station — Here's a recent clip.Steve Griffin Discusses Economic Development in Yates & FLX .::. Sunday Conversation 3/24/19 - YouTube

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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6 Ratings

turtleweed ,

A great view into Economic Development

This podcast has changed the way I look at economic development, as I get to hear from Econ Devs all across the country. I honestly had no idea what my mother did in her career but now I have a better idea on what it is that my parents try to persuade me to become. It should be noted that I listen to this podcast at 2x speed. So ymmv. Four stars.

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