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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033 – Economic Development Secrets – Amy Madison, Pflugerville CDC

This month’s special guest is Amy Madison, Executive Director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. Since January 2014, Amy Madison has served the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC), a Type B organization funded through a ½ cent sales tax. As … Read More

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032 – Economic Development Secrets – Adriana Cruz, San Marcos Partnership

This month’s special guest is Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the regional economic development organization for San Marcos, Hays and Caldwell Counties with the mission to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. Adriana’s most recent accomplishments include … Read More

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031 – Economic Development Secrets – Highlights From 2018

In this special episode of Economic Development Secrets, we will discuss economic development topics and trends shared by special guests on the podcast in 2018. Topics include: How economic development has evolved and how the field will continue to advance … Read More

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030 – Economic Development Secrets – Courtney Pogue, Dallas, Texas

This month’s special guest is Courtney D. Pogue, Director of Economic Development for the City of Dallas, Texas. As Director, Courtney oversees a department that fostered more than $300 million in private investment in 2016-17. He oversees a staff of 35 … Read More

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029 – Economic Development Secrets – Gail Bulfin, Greater Fort Lauderdale

This month’s special guest is Gail Bulfin, Vice President of Membership Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Her primary focus is to grow membership, develop new opportunities for networking, direct the Port Everglades Action Team, organize and lead the Alliance … Read More

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028 – Economic Development Secrets – Michelle Geller, Escondido, CA

Michelle Geller is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Escondido in North San Diego County. Michelle started her public service career in 2002 at the City of Sunnyvale in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked with … Read More

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027 – Economic Development Secrets – Marlisa Briggs, North Houston Association

This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Marlisa Briggs, Executive Director of the North Houston Association (NHA). She oversees all aspects of the membership-based non-profit organization that works to maintain a positive business climate in north Harris County and … Read More

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026 – Economic Development Secrets – Jackie Keliiaa, East Bay EDA

This month’s special guest is Jackie Keliiaa, Senior Economic Development Analyst primarily supporting East Bay EDA city/town members and the Business Development & Resources Committee. Jackie is an experienced researcher with a focus on data analysis, graphic design and policy development. … Read More

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025 – Economic Development Secrets – Bryan Brackemyre, IMPA

This month’s special guest is Bryan Brackmyre, Vice President for Member Services for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA), a wholesale power provider for 61 communities in Indiana and Ohio, overseeing economic development, marketing and communications, and community relations. Prior … Read More

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024 – Economic Development Secrets – Kelly Overby, Longview EDC

This month’s episode of Economic Development Secrets features Kelly Kinsey Overby, Business Retention & Expansion Director for the Longview EDC. Ms. Overby joined the Longview Economic Development Corporation in June of 2007 as a talent recruiter presenting the “Career Choices … Read More

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