June 2020 Wonderings

June 2020 Wonderings

By Dean Whittaker With over four decades of experience in economic development, I am hard pressed to see a clear path forward for the clients we serve. Economic development organizations are struggling to re-start their local economies after having been shut down for...
Remote from Where?

Remote from Where?

By Brittany Ryzenga Just about one year ago, Dean and I had traveled to the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The four-day conference offered distinguished keynote speakers along with numerous breakout...
Ode to May 2020

Ode to May 2020

By Dean Whittaker What an incredible month it’s been. Webinars led, webinars attended, and an unplanned surgery. Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders remain for much of Michigan, though we are opening gradually. A webinar I gave for American Electric Power communities...