127 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 Podcast - Economic Development Dane Carlson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 13 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.

    1Berkshire's Wraparound Approach to Economic Development with Ben Lamb

    1Berkshire's Wraparound Approach to Economic Development with Ben Lamb

    In this episode of the Econ Dev Show, host Dane Carlson engages with Ben Lamb, Vice President of Economic Development at 1Berkshire in Massachusetts, to unravel the synergistic blend of economic growth and tourism in the Berkshires. Ben illuminates the unique approach of integrating cultural and economic vibrancy within a rural context, underlining the strategic application of 'wraparound economic development.' This concept not only aims at job creation and business enhancement but also keenly addresses broader community needs, including housing and transit, thus fostering a holistic regional development.


    The discussion ventures into the evolving demographics and economic shifts in the Berkshires, emphasizing post-pandemic transformations and the region's increasing diversity. Ben underscores the significance of fostering connectivity and collaborative efforts across geographic and sectoral boundaries, positioning the Berkshires as a pivotal hub for innovation and cultural richness in the Northeast. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for economic developers and community strategists alike, offering profound lessons on leveraging adaptability, collaboration, and community-centric approaches to catalyze sustainable regional prosperity.


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    Special Guest: Ben Lamb.
    Sponsored By:
    Sitehunt: Sitehunt is an AI-enhanced platform that helps economic developers build a comprehensive property database, enabling informed decisions and efficient RFI responses to accelerate site selection and project success.Links:
    1Berkshire: The Home of Business In The BerkshiresBenjamin Lamb | LinkedInGoodnight Moon | AmazonGoodnight Pothole | Amazon

    • 29 min
    Beyond Numbers: The Rise in Productivity Shapes Our World

    Beyond Numbers: The Rise in Productivity Shapes Our World

    In today's episode of the Econ Dev Show, Dane dives into the resurgence of labor productivity growth in the US, marking an end to years of standstill. This isn't just economic jargon; it's about how these changes affect our daily lives, enhancing our overall quality of life. There's a compelling narrative unfolding, reminiscent of the productivity leaps we saw in the 1990s. Let's explore what this means for us today and uncover the parallels and lessons from that transformative era.


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    Sponsored By:
    Sitehunt: Sitehunt is an AI-enhanced platform that helps economic developers build a comprehensive property database, enabling informed decisions and efficient RFI responses to accelerate site selection and project success.Links:
    High-tech productivity gains in 1990s : The Economics Daily : U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsWhat Went Right in the 1990s? Sources of American and Prospects for World Economic Growth | Conference – 2000 | RBABeyond Numbers: The Rise in Productivity Shapes Our WorldProductivity by industry between 1990 and 2000 : The Economics Daily : U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe Real Source of the Productivity Boom

    • 17 min
    Talking About Sitehunt

    Talking About Sitehunt

    Hey there! I know it's been a while since you've heard from me — I've been deep in the trenches working on something special. Let me introduce you to Sitehunt: it's my latest creation, designed with a pinch of AI magic to revolutionize how economic developers gather property data. It's more than just a tool; it's your new partner in making well-informed decisions and speeding up the whole site selection process, all to help you nail those RFI responses and get ahead in your projects. I made it with you in mind, hoping it'll make a big difference in your work. Excited to see what you think!


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    Sitehunt: Sitehunt is an AI-enhanced platform that helps economic developers build a comprehensive property database, enabling informed decisions and efficient RFI responses to accelerate site selection and project success.Links:
    Sitehunt

    • 8 min
    Startups and Corporates: Bridging the Gap with Adam Berk

    Startups and Corporates: Bridging the Gap with Adam Berk

    In this episode of the Econ Dev Show, host Dane Carlson sits down with Adam Berk, co-author of "Startup Program Design," to explore the nuances of creating successful partnerships between startups and corporates. Berk delves into the challenges and opportunities in these collaborations, providing practical advice on how to design effective startup programs. His approach emphasizes the importance of mutual understanding, strategic alignment, and fostering an environment that encourages innovation and growth for both startups and established companies.


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    Special Guest: Adam Berk.
    Links:
    Amazon.com: Startup Program Design: A Practical Guide for Creating Accelerators and Incubators at Any OrganizationAdam Berk | LinkedInThe Team - Startup Program DesignStartup Program DesignStartup Program metrics list - Google SheetsStartup Program Models — Startup Program Design

    • 37 min
    Tax Increment Financing with Emily Blaylock (Encore)

    Tax Increment Financing with Emily Blaylock (Encore)

    In this encore episode from 2022, Dane talks with Emily Blaylock, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Northwest Bank about Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Northwest Bank & Trust Company is an entrepreneurial bank that has built an Economic Development Division to help developers and municipalities get projects done around the US. They utilize Tax Increment Financing incentives designated from the municipalities to give developers funds upfront. These funds can be used to provide gap equity, expansion of existing sites, investment in other projects, working capital needs, or tenant improvements. Currently, they have completed projects in 8 states and over $400 million in funding. Their team has over 100 years of combined education in economic development and banking to help structure these loans.


    Update: Since this episode originally aired, Emily is now the CEO of Untamed Equity, a company dedicated to bridging the gap between development projects and the equity needed to complete them.


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    Special Guest: Emily Blaylock.
    Sponsored By:
    KathodeRay Media, Inc.: ![KathodeRay](https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/f/f078f684-f72f-4a43-957d-de3aff69810b/pIhKskzG.jpg)

    [KathodeRay](https://kathoderay.com) is a full-service marketing agency that connects government organizations to their community. This small (but mighty) woman owned and operated marketing agency can help your community thrive. They use tried and true methods that will connect your organization to your residents using social, digital and traditional media. [https://kathoderay.com](https://kathoderay.com)Links:
    Emily Blaylock | LinkedIn — Untamed EquityTIF Monetization Loan Program | Untamed EquityAbout Untamed Equity and Our TIF Monetization Loan SolutionsBenefits of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Monetization for Developers - YouTubeBenefits of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Monetization for Municipalities - YouTubeNorthwest Bank and Trust - Serving Davenport & Quad Cities

    • 19 min
    Beyond Traditional Education: Nate Clayberg's Vision for Tomorrow's Workforce

    Beyond Traditional Education: Nate Clayberg's Vision for Tomorrow's Workforce

    In this episode of the Econ Dev Show, Dane talks with Nate Clayberg CEcD.


    Nate Clayberg's approach to education is all about getting students ready for a future job market, including careers that might not even exist yet. With his varied experience in fields like broadcasting, sports, and economic development, Clayberg sees the importance of changing the way education is delivered. He suggests moving away from the traditional classroom focus and instead, developing skills that are versatile and crucial for a wide range of future jobs.


    Clayberg emphasizes starting career exploration early. He believes in exposing students to a variety of job options, especially those in their local areas, to expand their understanding of possible career paths. This is vital in connecting what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. He advocates for an education that involves hands-on, project-based learning, where students work on actual problems faced by businesses. This method makes learning more relevant and interesting.


    A crucial aspect of Clayberg's idea is to bridge the gap between the education system and the evolving job market. He highlights the role of economic developers in bringing together schools and local businesses. This collaboration aims to create educational models that are in tune with both current and future job market requirements. It's about ensuring that the education system works closely with businesses and industry experts to make learning more dynamic and directly applicable to the workforce needs of tomorrow.


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    Special Guest: Nate Clayberg.
    Sponsored By:
    KathodeRay Media, Inc.: ![KathodeRay](https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/f/f078f684-f72f-4a43-957d-de3aff69810b/pIhKskzG.jpg)

    [KathodeRay](https://kathoderay.com) is a full-service marketing agency that connects government organizations to their community. This small (but mighty) woman owned and operated marketing agency can help your community thrive. They use tried and true methods that will connect your organization to your residents using social, digital and traditional media. [https://kathoderay.com](https://kathoderay.com)Links:
    Nate Clayberg | LinkedInNateClayberg.com@NateClayberg / XStudent Professional Study Programs - CAPS NetworkThe Network Podcast: Episode 7 - It's A Life Thing — Corey travels to Cedar Falls, IA to talk with Ethan Wiechmann and Nate Clayberg. Amid a busy CAPS visit, Corey, Ethan and Nate discuss the strategic partnerships that have helped launch CF CAPS to a position of success. Education for life is showcased as Nate and Ethan share students' stories from the CAPS program, high ed, and in the working world.
    Choosing the Life You Want, Not Just the Job - 2022 Iowa CAPS Summit — On November 7, 2022, Nate Clayberg presented to nearly 40 instructors, counselors, and school administrators about taking CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) student associates from being prepared for their purpose to creating the Pathway to Purpose.Economic Development and Education with Nate Clayberg - YouTube — Nate Clayberg helps students to envision their future so that they can navigate a pathway to purposeful life beyond education. Through the Career Adventure Academy, Cedar Valley CAPS and host of the That's a Job? PodcastThat's a Job? Podcast with Nate ClaybergFrom Come Rain or Shine Podcast: Preparing Youth for the Future — On this episode of Come Rain or Shine, Nate Clayberg, Founder of Career Adventure Academy, joins the show to discuss his role as a student mentor and career coach.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Staple source

Good, comprehensive view of the field of economic development provided over time. Would be interested to hear more about the beneficiaries of the services rather than the providers, the impacts of long term successes, etc.

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Always great content!

Dane does such a good job guiding the conversation and pulling key information out of every interview.

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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