Author Archives: Nicole

Secret from 047: Using Data to Measure Success

This month’s podcast special guest is Alex West, Director of Research at Ann Arbor SPARK. She explains how economic development organizations can get started collecting and organizing local data: So where do you start and where do you stop? And … Read More

049 – Economic Development Secrets – Sales Tax Implications of COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded a very unique episode of the Economic Development Secrets Podcast featuring Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource. This episode is a follow up to last week’s discussion about how … Read More

FAQ: Coronavirus and EB-5 TEAs

As unemployment claims rise and uncertainty about the near-term and long-term impacts abound, we are getting a lot of questions about how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact high unemployment EB-5 TEAs (COVID-19 will not have any significant impact on … Read More

048 – Economic Development Secrets – COVID-19 Consumer Spending Impact

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded a very unique episode of the Economic Development Secrets Podcast featuring Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource. Paul discusses how consumer spending helps us illustrate what is happening to … Read More

New TEA Rules – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Under the new TEA rules[1] (as of November 21, 2019) USCIS is no longer accepting TEA certifications from the individual states, and is instead requiring that I-526 petitions contain separate evidence that a Project qualifies as a TEA and will … Read More

047 – Economic Development Secrets – Alex West, Ann Arbor, MI

This month’s special guest is Alex West, Director of Research at Ann Arbor SPARK. Alex uses the power of data to tell a compelling story about the Ann Arbor region to support SPARK’s business attraction and retention efforts. Prior to … Read More

Secret from 046: Incentive Compliance Essentials

This month’s podcast special guest is Julie Floyd, Compliance Administrator at the Frisco EDC. She explains how Frisco built their current incentive compliance program and the specifics of how the program works: I feel our compliance program contains several efforts … Read More

Secret from 045: Tracking Incentive Compliance Metrics

This month’s podcast special guest is Burdette (Pete) Fullerton, Assistant Director of Commercial Properties & Development with the Kansas City Aviation Department. He discusses why it is vital for economic developers to measure and track incentive compliance metrics: Well, the … Read More

046 – Economic Development Secrets – Julie Floyd, Frisco EDC

This month’s special guest is Julie Floyd, Compliance Administrator at the Frisco EDC. Julie joined the Frisco EDC team in 2001 and has held four different positions during this time: Administrative Secretary, Senior Assistant, Office Manager, and Compliance Administrator. She … Read More

045 – Economic Development Secrets – Burdette (Pete) Fullerton, Kansas City Aviation Department

This month’s special guest is Burdette (Pete) Fullerton, Assistant Director for Commercial Properties & Development with the Kansas City Aviation Department. He has held this position since 2015. The Commercial Properties & Development Department within the Kansas City Aviation Department … Read More