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013 – Economic Development Secrets – ED Best Practices Round Up

In this two episode special, Paul Scheuren and Nicole D’Souza of Impact DataSource discuss economic development advice and other tips shared during their Texas Economic Development Best Practices Summits this Spring. Impact DataSource held 11 ED Best Practices Summits throughout … Read More

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Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s Impact Dashboard Model 2017

The partnership between Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and Impact DataSource continues. 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 … Read More

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ED Secret from 012: Emphasizing Vocational Trades Careers

Sean Stockard, President/CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, TX, joined us on this month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets. Sean is very passionate about making sure high school students know all of their options in regards to … Read More

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012 – Economic Development Secrets – Sean Stockard, Brazoria County, TX

  This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Sean Stockard, who has served as President/CEO of The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County, TX since December 2015. As such, he leads the executive team of The Alliance that helps … Read More

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ROUNDUP: Economic Development Secrets and Best Practices Summit

  Here are some takeaways from our Texas Regional ED Best Practices Summits: DFW – Mansfield Panelists: Scott Welmaker, Director of Economic Development, City of Mansfield Allison Thompson, Director of ED & Tourism, Cedar Hill EDC Bruce Payne, Economic Development … Read More

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ED Secret from 011: Dive into Data

This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Tanner Jones, Research Analyst for Baldwin County, Alabama’s Economic Development Alliance. The episode focused on research and data and how communities can use this information as a resource. In the excerpt below, … Read More

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011- Economic Development Secrets – Tanner Jones, Baldwin County, AL

  Tanner Jones, Research Analyst at the Baldwin County, Alabama Economic Development Alliance, is this month’s special guest on Economic Development Secrets. Baldwin EDA has a focus on business recruitment, workforce development, and existing industry support, throughout Baldwin County. In … Read More

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Taking Control of Data

You hear the ting a new email flying into your inbox. You quickly check it, hoping it is a company looking at moving into your community or even a message from the governor’s office exposing a new project lead. You … Read More

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ED Secret from 010: BRE Business Walks

Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager of Sierra Vista, AZ, shares one of their business retention and expansion programs that activates the participation of various stakeholders.   One really exciting partnership that we developed with the chamber was a, in fact … Read More

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Investigating Millennial Brain Drain with Six Region Types

Regional “brain drain” in the United States is a common point of concern for economic developers, educators, and government officials. Are highly skilled or well-educated individuals leaving one region in pursuit of opportunities in other areas of the country? Do … Read More

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