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DT #149: Participating in Advocacy Trips to Washington D.C.

In a world of soundbites, talking heads, and political hot buttons, does the local economic development professional stand any chance in our national’s capital? Odds are your presence is not going to solve immigration, entitlements, or trade.  However, interacting with your federal delegation can have an impact

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DT #148: NAF is Briding the Gap Between Schools and the Workplace – Part 1 of 2

Every community wants to better connect education with business and the community.  NAF academies do just that. NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.  Last year, more than 100,000

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DT #147: The $75 Million Grand Park Story of Economic Impact – Episode 2 of 2

When you spend $75 million on a sports complex in a city of 38,000, the economic impact better follow.  The City of Westfield, IN, pulled of Grand Park – a 400 acre facility designed to serve thousands of competitors. In this follow-up episode, Jason interviews Amanda Rubadue

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DT #146: Transplanting Your Ideas Into Others

You have a great idea, but you need to seek and build consensus from others.  How can you get other people to latch on to your concept, take ownership, and run with the ball? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share four methods for transplanting your idea

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DT #145: When the Boomers Bail with Mark Lautman Part 3 of 3

To close out the series, Dennis brings Mark Lautman, author of the book, When the Boomers Bail back one more time to paint the reality of the current and future workforce crisis. Join them as they discuss the fake economy, the misalignment between education and the future

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DT #144: When the Boomers Bail with Mark Lautman Part 2 of 3

In this episode, Dennis brings Mark Lautman, author of the book, When the Boomers Bail back to scare the heck out of you. If you think we have seen the worst of the talent crisis, buckle down because the worst is yet to come.  You will hear

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DT #143: When Disaster Strikes, Do This

Disasters can happen in many forms from weather to employment closures to riots.  By their very nature, they are unpredictable. As the community development group, what should you do when disaster strikes?  What if you don’t know what to do? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share

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DT #142: May Roundup (2019)

As is customary, the month of May concludes with your favorite podcast co-hosts sharing their updates from the month, tackling a listener question about retail recruitment, and providing some key takeaways from the interview shows.  

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Bonus Episode: Georgia Film Office – From Deliverance to Today Part 1 of 2

In this bonus episode, Dennis interviews Lee Thomas, the head of the Georgia Film Office. Despite some challenges with the audio, this episode highlights the economics of film production as well as some great anecdotes from working in this business. More About Lee Thomas More About the

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DT #141: Do You Procrastinate? Here Are Some Tips.

It is possible that your favorite podcast co-hosts are skilled in the art of procrastination. Instead of working on your to-do list, take a few minutes and listen to this episode where Dennis and Jason provide the world’s best excuses for procrastination and then offer strategies that

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