Economic Development Secrets

Economic Development Secrets is our ED industry podcast. Hosted by Nicole D’Souza, ED Secrets pulls back the curtain on economic development programs across the country to let the listener learn from peers in local and state economic development roles.

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046 – Economic Development Secrets – Julie Floyd, Frisco EDC

This month’s special guest is Julie Floyd, Compliance Administrator at the Frisco EDC. Julie joined the Frisco EDC team in 2001 and has held four different positions during this time: Administrative Secretary, Senior Assistant, Office Manager, and Compliance Administrator. She … Read More

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045 – Economic Development Secrets – Burdette (Pete) Fullerton, Kansas City Aviation Department

This month’s special guest is Burdette (Pete) Fullerton, Assistant Director for Commercial Properties & Development with the Kansas City Aviation Department. He has held this position since 2015. The Commercial Properties & Development Department within the Kansas City Aviation Department … Read More

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044 – Economic Development Secrets – Christian Fletcher, Marble Falls EDC

This month’s special guest is Christian Fletcher. Christian has been the Executive Director of the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation since September 2011. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce for … Read More

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043 – Economic Development Secrets – Phoebe Fleming, Orlando Economic Partnership

This month’s special guest is Phoebe Fleming, Director of Research at the Orlando Economic Partnership. She focuses on labor market analysis, the regional economy, and community development issues. A Florida native, Phoebe studied Economics and Criminology & Law at the … Read More

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042 – Economic Development Secrets – Shelby Zaricor, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

This month’s special guest is Shelby Glover Zaricor, Director of Business Development at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. The Mobile Chamber is the lead economic development entity for Mobile County, Alabama. Her primary role is to help new industry … Read More

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041 – Economic Development Secrets – Will Novak, Mesa, AZ

This month’s special guest is Will Novak, Project Manager at the City of Mesa, Arizona. Will joined the Mesa Office of Economic Development team in October 2018. Will is tasked with the continued development and redevelopment efforts around Falcon Field … Read More

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040 – Economic Development Secrets – Matt Wavering, Rockwall EDC

This month’s special guest is Matt Wavering, Director of Project Development at the Rockwall EDC. Matt was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. While … Read More

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039 – Economic Development Secrets – Andrew Stork, Klamath County EDA

This month’s special guest is Andrew Stork, Operations Manager for the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA). KCEDA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that serves as the county’s economic leader in attracting new investment to the area, as well helping … Read More

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038 – Economic Development Secrets – Aaron Brossoit, Golden Shovel Agency

This month’s special guest is Aaron Brossoit, CEO and Founder at Golden Shovel Agency, a firm specializing in communications for economic development. Aaron has over 12 years of experience working in the economic development industry and 20 years as a … Read More

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037 – Economic Development Secrets – Tracye McDaniel, TIP Strategies

This month’s special guest is Tracye McDaniel, President at TIP Strategies. Tracye is a recognized trailblazer in the economic development and travel marketing industry. She has been a trusted advisor to CEOs, nonprofits, public organizations and private enterprises for more … Read More

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