Economic Developer Secrets Podcast

Economic Development Secrets


Economic Development Secrets is our ED industry podcast. 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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064 – Economic Development Secrets – J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio

Our guest this week is J.P. Nauseef the President and CEO of JobsOhio. JobsOhio is a private economic development corporation that focuses on driving job creation and new capital investment in the state of Ohio. In this episode we’ll hear … Read More

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063 – Economic Development Secrets – The Impact of Remote Workers: It’s Complicated

In this new type of episode, Paul Scheuren digs into a topic that has come up among some of our clients recently – quantifying the impact of remote workers. The bottom line is that the impact of remote workers is … Read More

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062 – Economic Development Secrets – Telly Tucker, Arlington Economic Development in Arlington, Virginia

My guest this week is Telly Tucker. Telly is the Director of Arlington Economic Development for Arlington County, Virginia. As many of you in economic development may know, Amazon selected Arlington Virginia for one of its HQ2 locations in 2018. … Read More

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060 – Economic Development Secrets – Carla Pendergraft, Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau

This month’s Economic Development Secrets episode focuses on tourism with our special guest Carla Pendergraft, Director of Marketing for the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau.    Carla shares details on Waco’s top attractions (hint: Magnolia Market!) and discusses how attracting … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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