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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

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

Secret from 039: Prioritizing Business Assistance

This month’s podcast special guest is Andrew Stork, Operations Manager for the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA). He shares why it is so important to prioritize assisting your local businesses: We treat [our role] as if we are this … Read More

Secret from 037: Executing A Corporate Diversity Strategy

This month’s podcast special guest is Tracye McDaniel, President at TIP Strategies and also this year’s Chair of the International Economic Development Council. She shares why it is so important to assist your local businesses in executing a corporate diversity … Read More

Secret from 036: Utilizing Site Capacity Studies

This month, Rachel Ray, Economic Development Administrator for the City of Dublin, Ohio, shares with the audience about her work with Site Capacity Studies: We realized it was really important for us to have a clear understanding of what the … Read More

Secret from 035: The Burleson Works Program

This month, Alex Philips, Economic Development Manager for the City of Burleson, shared information about their Burleson Works program: Burleson Works was kind of born from when we started a manufacturing and industrial alliance where we meet every three months … Read More

Secret from 033: Developing a Mutually Beneficial Incentive Package

This month, Amy Madison, Executive Director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, shared her economic development secrets with the audience. Among many helpful pieces of advice, Amy shares how she builds a mutually beneficial incentive package for both the company and … 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

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