Economic Development Secrets

Podcast
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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Episodes

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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049 – Economic Development Secrets – Sales Tax Implications of COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded a very unique episode of the Economic Development Secrets Podcast featuring Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource. This episode is a follow up to last week’s discussion about how … Read More

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048 – Economic Development Secrets – COVID-19 Consumer Spending Impact

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded a very unique episode of the Economic Development Secrets Podcast featuring Paul Scheuren, Principal and Economist at Impact DataSource. Paul discusses how consumer spending helps us illustrate what is happening to … Read More

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047 – Economic Development Secrets – Alex West, Ann Arbor, MI

This month’s special guest is Alex West, Director of Research at Ann Arbor SPARK. Alex uses the power of data to tell a compelling story about the Ann Arbor region to support SPARK’s business attraction and retention efforts. Prior to … Read More

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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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