ED Secrets Podcast

059 – Economic Development Secrets – Jeff Finkle, IEDC

This month’s special guest is Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  As President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development.  With … Read More

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

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

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

052 – Economic Development Secrets – Kenny McDonald, One Columbus

This month’s special guest is Kenny McDonald, CEcD, President and Chief Economic Officer at One Columbus. Kenny joined the One Columbus team in July 2010 and serves as the primary leader of all economic develoopment and business attraction efforts for … Read More

051 – Economic Development Secrets – Amy Madison, Pflugerville CDC

This month’s special guest is Amy Madison, Executive Director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC). Amy has served the organization since January 2014. During the past six years, she successfully recruited or assisted in expanding 42 projects bringing over 2.6 … Read More

050 – Economic Development Secrets – Barry Broome, Greater Sacramento Economic Council

This month’s special guest is Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. The organization is the catalyst for innovative growth strategies in the Capital Region of California. Barry is responsible for leading community-driven efforts to attract, … Read More