Highlights from the Southern Economic Development Council’s 2016 Annual Conference

I had never been to Kansas City before this year's annual Southern Economic Development Council Conference, and I was blown away by the welcome reception of the locals, the amazing food, and first-class museums and sports facilities. My thanks to…

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10 Tips for Effective Community Partnerships

This article was originally written for and published in the International Economic Development Council’s “ED Now” newsletter. We are excited to make it available to non-IEDC members here for the first time. Economic development organizations increasingly are joining forces with like-minded organizations…

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Trends In Economic Development Funding

Recently I had the opportunity to present at the Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Spring Conference.  I was asked to speak about current trends that I am seeing in Economic Development Organization (EDO) funding… what follows is a brief summary of…

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Listening Is Key To Community-Wide Engagement

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently released a study titled “Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration.” It is certainly worth a read for anyone involved with Chambers of Commerce or Economic Development Organizations.…

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