88 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
    • 4.7 • 7 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.

    Rural Rescue: Small Town Solutions with David Thornell

    Rural Rescue: Small Town Solutions with David Thornell

    In this episode, Dane talks with David Thornell, the author of Small Town Solutions: An Economic Development Guide for Small Communities with BIG Dreams, and founder of Small Town Solutions Consulting. He retired after 40+ years of service to community and economic development organizations mainly in rural environments, and now provides specialized consulting.


    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    Special Guest: David Thornell.
    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:
    Amazon: Small Town Solutions: An Economic Development Guide for Small Communities with BIG DreamsKindle: Small Town Solutions : An Economic Development Guide for Small Communities with BIG Dreams eBook : Thornell, David: Kindle StoreSmall Town SolutionsDavid Thornell | LinkedIn

    • 25 min
    Building an Outdoor Economy with Thomas Salley

    Building an Outdoor Economy with Thomas Salley

    Nationally, outdoor recreation is a $788 billion dollar industry, accounting for 2.1% of U.S. GDP and 5.2 million jobs in 2019. In North Carolina, the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2 percent ($12.1 billion) of the state GDP and created 151,661 jobs in the state.


    Thomas Salley, the director of tourism for the City of Wilkesboro, North Carolina knows this all too well. He's an integral part of a team working to create a community-led vision and 15-year roadmap to grow the outdoor economy and encourage active living in Wilkes County.


    The group is focusing on the planning and development of outdoor recreation infrastructure projects such as trails, greenways, destination-quality parks, attractive downtowns, and the creation of multi-use public spaces suitable for major events and festivals. These projects contribute significantly to the quality of life for local residents, help grow small businesses, and attract visitors.


    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    Special Guest: Thomas Salley.
    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:
    Wilkes Outdoor Action Plan (PDF)Wilkes Outdoor Action PlanThomas Salley | LinkedInHome | Made by Mountains - Western North CarolinaHome - Mountain BizWorksHome - Black Folks Camp TooIssa Vibe AdventuresWilkesboro, NC - Hotels, Music, Food, Things to Doestination by Design

    • 31 min
    Dane Talks to Himself... On Video

    Dane Talks to Himself... On Video

    Dane wants to start producing video content for the Econ Dev Show Podcast, but first, he must get comfortable on camera. And the best way that he's found to get over his fear of almost anything is to just do it!




    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    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:
    Youtube: Econ Dev Show Podcast #85: Dane Talks to Himself... On VideoBe a Guest on the Econ Dev Show Podcast

    • 8 min
    A 20 Minute Business Attraction Strategy with Tom Wengler

    A 20 Minute Business Attraction Strategy with Tom Wengler

    In this episode, Dane talks to Tom Wengler. In just 20 minutes, they explain how the best economic development marketing teams stay in front of site selectors and business executives who've visited their websites.


    Tom explains how to stay top of mind with these people to get more leads.


    Plus, you'll learn how advertisers target you with ads too. You can use this knowledge as part of your Business Attraction Strategy!


    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    Special Guest: Tom Wengler.
    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:
    Tom's webinar: A 20 minute business attraction strategyTom Wengler | LinkedInHubSpot for Economic Development CRM - Marketing - Leads — (Tom's company)How to use a ChatBot on your Sites and Building Pages - YouTubeB2B Database - Gazelle | B2B database for growing companiesCamoin Associates | Economic Development ConsultingZoomInfo: B2B Database | Company Contacts & Intelligence

    • 22 min
    Childcare as an Economic Development Priority with Cody Morrison

    Childcare as an Economic Development Priority with Cody Morrison

    In this episode, Dane talks with Cody Morrison about childcare as an economic development priority. Cody is the Executive Director of the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation in Keene, New Hampshire. The MEDC has taken a leading role in working to improve the number of childcare providers in their region.


    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    Special Guest: Cody Morrison.
    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:
    Cody Morrison seeks to reimagine MEDC’s impact, forge new connectionsCody Morrison Tell-All - YouTubeCody Morrison Executive Director of M.E.D.C. On WKBK’s Open Mic With Dan Mitchell. 2.6.23 | WKBK RadioMonadnock Economic Development Corporation: Overview | LinkedInMonadnock Economic Development Corporation | Keene NH | FacebookMonadock Economic Development Corporation - Economic Development - Commercial Loan, Grant, Development, Real Estate, Tax Credit, Workforce Development.Cody Morrison | LinkedInThe Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every PresidencyRumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

    • 35 min
    Rebuild Made in America with Wendy Rosen

    Rebuild Made in America with Wendy Rosen

    Last week, Wendy Rosen wrote an open letter to President Biden calling on the federal government to help rebuild Made in America. Her letter "Dear President Biden, Rebuild Made in America," struck a cord with Dane, and he brought her on the show to talk about it, and her experiences and insight.


    Wendy Rosen is the founder of the American Made Show, the national trade show for American made products. At it's height the show featured 1,600 exhibiting artisans and hosted more than 10,000 retail buyers who ordered more than $40 million at each show in Philadelphia.


    Realizing that artists desperately needed business education, Rosen founded the Arts Business Institute and taught workshops in more than 35 states. As one of the first in the field of "arts economic development," she transformed an abandoned civil war era cotton mill into the Mill Centre Artist Studios.


    Rosen's AmericanStyle magazine published an annual list of America's Top Arts Destinations. The sector grew to contribute 14B annually to the GDP but lost 70% of it's small businesses after 2009 when small businesses lost seasonal credit lines in the wake of the banking crisis and closure of community banks.


    Rosen now provides affordable growth planning services for arts organizations and creative communities. After Richard Florida gives you an assessment or asset inventory, she's the person to give you an affordable plan of action.


    Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps!
    Special Guest: Wendy Rosen.
    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:
    TheRosenGroupMD - YouTubeDear President Biden, Rebuild Made in America | LinkedInWendy Rosen: From Businesswoman and Arts Advocate to Politician15 Gifted Women: Wendy Rosen - Gifts & Decorative AccessoriesCrafting As A BusinessMy Government Speaks a Foreign Language by Wendy Rosen – Dailey WoodworkingArts Business Institute | FacebookArts Business Summit: A Career Acceleration Event for Visual Artists - Art Business NewsSt Pete Art Business Network • St Pete CatalystOp-Ed: A Plan for Job Creation by Wendy RosenArts Business Institute BlogHow it’s Being Done: Arts Business Training across the U.S."Demand American-Made" Campaign to Launch at the Grand CanyonMill Centre Artist StudiosMill Centre ArtistsRosen Consulting - Business Development, Arts Business Institute, American Made Show, Buyers Market of American Craft, American Made Alliance, Art Marketing, Creative Economy Plans,

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 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.

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
PTC
Audioboom Studios
Amazon
Money News Network
Vox Media Podcast Network

You Might Also Like

Develop This! Podcast
Impact DataSource
Vox Media
New York Magazine
Vox Media Podcast Network
The New York Times