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033 – Economic Development Secrets – Amy Madison, Pflugerville CDC

This month’s special guest is Amy Madison, Executive Director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. Since January 2014, Amy Madison has served the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC), a Type B organization funded through a ½ cent sales tax. As … Read More

Secret from 032: Celebrating Manufacturing with Young Citizens

This month, Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, shared a plethora of economic development secrets that she has learned over the course of her career. One event that she’s particularly proud of is their National Manufacturing Day celebration … Read More

032 – Economic Development Secrets – Adriana Cruz, San Marcos Partnership

This month’s special guest is Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the regional economic development organization for San Marcos, Hays and Caldwell Counties with the mission to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. Adriana’s most recent accomplishments include … Read More

031 – Economic Development Secrets – Highlights From 2018

In this special episode of Economic Development Secrets, we will discuss economic development topics and trends shared by special guests on the podcast in 2018. Topics include: How economic development has evolved and how the field will continue to advance … Read More

Secret from 030: Inventing an Award Winning Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

Our special guest on the Economic Development Secrets podcast this month is Courtney Pogue, Director of Economic Development for the City of Dallas, Texas. He shares information on the City’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which recently won the … Read More

Secret from 029: Economic Development Leadership Trips

This month’s special guest Gail Bulfin, Vice President of Membership Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, shares with listeners information about their very successful leadership trips. We embarked on a leadership trip two years ago but the process began before … Read More

030 – Economic Development Secrets – Courtney Pogue, Dallas, Texas

This month’s special guest is Courtney D. Pogue, Director of Economic Development for the City of Dallas, Texas. As Director, Courtney oversees a department that fostered more than $300 million in private investment in 2016-17. He oversees a staff of 35 … Read More

029 – Economic Development Secrets – Gail Bulfin, Greater Fort Lauderdale

This month’s special guest is Gail Bulfin, Vice President of Membership Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Her primary focus is to grow membership, develop new opportunities for networking, direct the Port Everglades Action Team, organize and lead the Alliance … Read More

Secret from 028: Creating a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager for the city of Escondido, CA, joined us on this month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets. She shares how implementing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been very successful in her community and has … Read More

028 – Economic Development Secrets – Michelle Geller, Escondido, CA

Michelle Geller is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Escondido in North San Diego County. Michelle started her public service career in 2002 at the City of Sunnyvale in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked with … Read More