Author Archives: Nicole

Secret from 044: Measuring Economic Development Metrics

This month’s podcast special guest is Christian Fletcher, Executive Director of the Marble Falls EDC. He discusses what economic development metrics his organization measures and shares how he shares them with stakeholders: Well, I’m kind of a data nerd and … Read More

044 – Economic Development Secrets – Christian Fletcher, Marble Falls EDC

This month’s special guest is Christian Fletcher. Christian has been the Executive Director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation since September 2011. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce for … Read More

Secret from 043: Prioritizing Broad-Based Prosperity

This month’s podcast special guest is Phoebe Fleming, Director of Research at the Orlando Economic Partnership. She shares economic development tactics and programs that her organization has adopted to promote their goal of broad-based prosperity: We have new opportunities and … Read More

043 – Economic Development Secrets – Phoebe Fleming, Orlando Economic Partnership

This month’s special guest is Phoebe Fleming, Director of Research at the Orlando Economic Partnership. She focuses on labor market analysis, the regional economy, and community development issues. A Florida native, Phoebe studied Economics and Criminology & Law at the … Read More

Webinar: Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s Impact DashBoard Model 2019

Impact DataSource is again providing access to a customized Impact DashBoard model for IMPA members. Impact DashBoard is the only impact model developed specifically for economic developers. The model estimates the economic and fiscal impact of new economic development projects … Read More

Secret from 042: Creating A Foreign Direct Investment Strategy

This month’s podcast special guest is Shelby Glover Zaricor, Director of Business Development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. She shares their foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy: We have over 50 companies that represent about 20 countries currently that … Read More

042 – Economic Development Secrets – Shelby Zaricor, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

This month’s special guest is Shelby Glover Zaricor, Director of Business Development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The Mobile Chamber is the lead economic development entity for Mobile County, Alabama. Her primary role is to help new industry … Read More

Impact DashBoard Update – September 2019

The latest feature releases for Impact DashBoard include: New Public Support Overview Description Advanced Description Text Formatting Contribute Portion of Sales Taxes to TIF Reimbursement Terminology Available for Public Support New Public Support Overview Description The Public Support tab now … Read More

041 – Economic Development Secrets – Will Novak, Mesa, AZ

This month’s special guest is Will Novak, Project Manager at the City of Mesa, Arizona. Will joined the Mesa Office of Economic Development team in October 2018. Will is tasked with the continued development and redevelopment efforts around Falcon Field … Read More

Secret from 040: Creating A Workforce Development Job Fair

This month’s podcast special guest is Matt Wavering, Director of Project Development for the Rockwall EDC. He shares how their annual community-wide job fair came to fruition: We have a lot of different industries here, and rather than targeting a … Read More