DT #158: The Changing Role of Economic Development Organizations

Business attraction, retention, entrepreneurship, real estate development, workforce, and community messaging.  There are just a few of the things economic development groups are charged with navigating.

As if this wasn’t enough responsibility, the role of the economic development professional also continues to evolve.  The necessary skill sets have diversified, and leadership on community issues has now become the currency of a successful career.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason share some thoughts about the changing role of economic development groups in communities and suggest some specific things career-minded professionals should consider for the future.

In addition- it is not too late to register for the Mid American EDC Best Practices Conference in Milwaukee July 17-19.