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DT #131: Opportunity Zones: The Benefits – Part 1 of 5 with Deborah Burns

Opportunity Zones offer tremendous benefits for both communities and investors.  Guidance continues to be updated on this powerful program, and this is the first episode in a five part series on Opportunity Zones. Deborah Burns with investUS has enjoyed a 30 year career in finance and has

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DT #130: A Look at the Big Deals with Andy Levine and Patience Fairbrother

How do the big economic development deals come together?  Dennis invites fellow podcasters Andy Levine and Patience Fairbrother with The Project: Inside Corporate Location Decisions on the show to share some lessons learned from publishing nearly 60 episodes.  Their podcast features interviews with both the economic development

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DT #129: April Roundup (2019)

In this episode, Dennis and Jason add some commentary to the past month’s interview shows, release details on the Develop This! roadshow, and give a preview to some interesting topics publishing in May.

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DT #128: Six Essential Ingridients to Effective Board Governance with Andy Davis

There is a formula for successful governance by a non-profit board of directors.  Better yet, the formula is not a secret. In this episode, Dennis brings back Andy Davis, director of education for BoardSource, to detail the six key elements of a good board including: -Board Meetings

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DT #127: Executive Coaching with Dan McCarthy

Even the most successful leaders recognize the power of an executive coach.  Could that be an option for you? In this episode, Dennis brings Dan McCarthy back to look behind the scenes at the executive coaching business.  Dan provides some context for knowing what to expect, the

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DT #126: A Case Study on Strategic Planning with Rob Cleveland

If your economic development group is not intentional with its plan or its time, you are probably being reactive to the environment around you.  How can you be proactive?  It’s all about the strategic plan. Rob Cleveland, CEO of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Cornerstone Alliance is back to

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DT #125: Leading Your Community with Quentin Messer, Jr. of New Orleans Business Alliance

Rovercovering from disaster. Overcoming poverty. Embracing diversity and inclusion. There have been no shortage of challenges in the City of New Orleans, but the New Orleans Business Alliance has been on its game creating innovative programs to advance community goals. In this episode, Dennis interviews Quentin Messer

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DT #124: Avoid Board Micromanagement with Andy Davis

Board members are always eager to help, but what happens when they become too helpful?  A board of directors needs to have enough information to provide proper governance, but providing too much detail could lead to micromanagement. Andy Davis, Director of Education from BoardSource is here to

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DT #123: Launch a Welcome Program on Steroids with Rob Cleveland

Many communities host welcome programs, but few do it like Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Not only do they host 350 – 700 tours per year, but some companies include the tours as a requirement in the hiring/interview process. In this episode, Dennis interviews Rob Cleveland,  President and Chief

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Dt #122: Engaging with a High Performance Coach

Are you operating at less than 100% of your full potential?  Even highly successful individuals can feel as though they are only giving 30-50% at the office. Energy, productivity, time, and stress relief.  Working with a high performance coach over a period of four to six months

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