Tag: Economic Development

Podcast: Equity & Economic Inclusion with Aleea Slappy Wilson, Norfolk, VA

Aleea Slappy Wilson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer City of Norfolk, Virginia LinkedIn | Bio Championing equity and inclusion. Aleea Slappy Wilson, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and LGBTQ Liaison for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, joined the podcast to discuss the City’s equity initiative. She shared how the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts started … Continued

March Sadness? March Malaise?

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m listening to: Lots of Fountains of Wayne recently What I’m playing: Football Manager. You haven’t lived until you’ve coached a semi-pro soccer team to the glory of the Champions League. Like many other totally normal people, I think today should be a holiday — and yet just like … Continued

Podcast: Rural Placemaking in the Kentucky Highlands with Sandi Curd

Sandi Curd Promise Zone Coordinator Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation Bio | LinkedIn Arts and economic development. Sandi Curd, Promise Zone Coordinator for the Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation, joined the podcast to talk about her work supporting communities and small businesses through placemaking. She shared how the Promise Zone impacts the 22-county service area in southeastern … Continued

Developing Your Why

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rafael Baptista. Connect with Rafael on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m watching: 30 Rock  What I’m reading: Winning by Jack Welch  What I’m listening to: The Lead Podcast    Does your local government have a mission statement? Can you recite it without having to look for it and if so, … Continued

A Call For Equitable Economic Development

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rafael Baptista. Connect with Rafael on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m Reading: The Big Fix: The Hunt for the Match-Fixers Bringing Down Soccer by Brett Forest What I’m Watching: The Americans on Amazon Prime When most people picture economic development, they think of smooth-talking economic developers convincing companies to bring their jobs and … Continued

Throwing All the Noodles to See What Sticks

Today’s Buzz is by Jessica VanderKolk — @ me on Twitter and LinkedIn! Photo is from our actual town hall. What I’m watching: Just finished Diagnosis on Netflix. Fascinating, heartbreaking, and I want more episodes! What I’m listening to: Grinning Streak and Fake Nudes albums from Barenaked Ladies What I’m reading: Calypso by David Sedaris … Continued

Podcast: Economic Development & Data with Dr. Eric Trevan

Dr. Eric Trevan Faculty, Evergreen State College Board President, aLocal Solutions Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Data equity and local solutions. Dr. Eric Trevan, public administration faculty at Evergreen State College, joined the podcast to talk about economic development and analytics. He talked about his career path, which included time in local government and leading … Continued

­How Business Recruitment Works

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Morning Buzzer Anna Marum – connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m watching: Star Trek: The Next Generation What I’m listening to: Chromatics What I’m reading: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Most large cities have an economic development department or agency. But what do these people actually do? … Continued

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