013 – Economic Development Secrets – ED Best Practices Round Up

In this two episode special, Paul Scheuren and Nicole D’Souza of Impact DataSource discuss economic development advice and other tips shared during their Texas Economic Development Best Practices Summits this Spring.

Impact DataSource held 11 ED Best Practices Summits throughout different regions of Texas, with each featuring a panel of local economic developers who shared their economic development advice and tricks of the trade. Topics discussed include strategic plans, business retention & expansion, recruitment/marketing, evaluating projects, board training, and service providers.

Later in the session, Paul shared different outlets that EDOs can use to find easily attainable research and suggested ways to keep this data organized. You can find the presentation slides here: BIG DATA vs. YOUR DATA PDF.

During this month’s episodes of Economic Development Secrets, Paul and Nicole share with the audience the trends and interesting information that was shared by the panelists during these summits.

Use the players below to listen to both episodes. You can also check out our ROUNDUP: Economic Development Secrets and Best Practices blog post with more details on what was shared during these sessions.

Episode 013 – 01: Strategic Plans, Business Retention & Expansion, Recruitment/Marketing

Episode 013 – 02: Evaluating Projects, CRM Systems