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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

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

Secret from 026: Recognizing Success in Your Business Community

This month, Jackie Keliiaa, Senior Economic Development Analyst for the East Bay EDA, discusses their exciting annual event that recognizes successes in their business community. The East Bay Innovation Awards was created to be a regional marker, sort of a tool … Read More

Secret from 025: Partnering with Local Utility Companies

During this month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets, Bryan Brackemyre, Vice President of Member Services at the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) shares how your EDO can create a constructive partnership with your local utility companies. Economic development is a … Read More

Secret from 024: Educating the Future Workforce

This month Kelly Kinsey Overby, Business Retention & Expansion Director for the Longview, TX EDC, shares information about a program that she created called Career Choices which educates students on career opportunities within their community. I created a program called … Read More

Secret from 023: Cultivating Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

This month’s podcast episode features David Camerlengo, Trade and Investment Commissioner for North America for Queensland, Australia. David shares about their Hot DesQ program for start ups to have a cultivating environment. Check out the snippet below: There’s one program, which … Read More