Author Archives: Nicole

058 – Economic Development Secrets – Ruth Buchanan

This month’s special guest is Ruth Buchanan,  Economic Development Manager for Manatee County, Florida.  Ruth is responsible for developing, managing and executing strategies and programs to retain, expand and attract businesses to Manatee County. Some of the projects she is … Read More

Webinar Recap: Quantifying the Impact of Remote Workers

The coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt transition to remote work for many employers. As businesses and workers continue to navigate life in the pandemic, how will changes in real estate needs and remote work affect cities? And importantly, how can … Read More

057 – Economic Development Secrets – Alia Abbas

This month’s special guest is Alia Abbas, Investment Attraction Consultant at Toronto Global. Alia Abbas is the Founder/CEO of Alia Consulting – Economic Development Firm, focused on Disaster and Emergency Management. She is an economic development professional with a professional … Read More

New Census Tract Data Released: What it Means for Your EB-5 Project

In announcing the new TEA rules in late 2019, USCIS did not provide one specific set of data that petitioners can use to demonstrate TEA eligibility. USCIS does state that unemployment data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community … Read More

Webinar Recap: Impact DashBoard Update September 2020

Watch the Webinar Series Below you will find recordings of our five-part webinar series that introduced all of the new features that we added to Impact DashBoard in September 2020. If you missed something and want to catch up, check … Read More

Impact DashBoard Update – September 2020

New Features are Live on Impact DashBoard! (9/14/2020) Handout for Impact DashBoard Users, September 2020.pdf Click Submit Your Data to see the new Data Form Wizard as a Prospect would experience it. Submit Your Data The latest update to Impact … Read More

056 – Economic Development Secrets – Your ED Project Questionnaire

Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource, joins as a guest speaker on this episode of the podcast. He discusses what his experience has been consulting clients using different types of data forms to collect important economic development project … Read More

055 – Economic Development Secrets – Impact DataSource

This month we have a unique episode that discusses Impact DataSource, the company behind the Economic Development Secrets Podcast. Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource joins us and shares how the company was founded and what types of … Read More

054 – Economic Development Secrets – David Leezer, CEcD, Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce

This month’s special guest is David Leezer, Vice President of Business Attraction for the Wichita Falls (TX) Chamber of Commerce. He began this role in December of 2019 and is the senior executive overseeing recruitment and attraction. His primary duties … Read More

053 – Economic Development Secrets – Christine Bryant, CEcD, Corpus Christi Regional EDC

This month’s special guest is Christine Bryant, Director of Business Retention and Expansion for the Corpus Christi (Texas) Regional Economic Development Corporation.   In addition to supporting existing industry, Christine is championing the Federal Opportunity Zones programming for the Coastal Bend … Read More