The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 11 An Interview with Jon Roberts, Managing Director TIP Strategies, Inc.
Jon Roberts, Principal and Managing Partner at TIP Strategies, Inc. share with us his thoughts regarding remote work and its long-term impact on the residential, commercial, and industrial real estate market. In the interview, Jon also discusses the importance to economic development of resilience in view of climate change.
The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 10 – An Interview with Greg Wathen, CO-CEO Evansville Regional Economic Partnership
Greg Wathen, CO-CEO, Evansville Economic Regional Partnership shares with us his experience as their region transitions from multiple organizations engaged in different aspects of economic development to one organization focused on a common mission, vision, and purpose. In the interview, Greg explains the value of their regional approach to economic development.
The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 9 – An Interview with Judie Scalise: Strategic Economic and Real Estate Development
Judie Scalise, Founder, and Principal of ESI Corporation share with us trends taking place in economic and real estate development in the pre-planning phase and the economic impact and feasibility analysis. Judie shares with us the lessons learned in her 30 years of working with a broad base of clients including government agencies, private developers, tribal communities, economic development organizations, and utility companies.
The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 8 – An Interview with Aaron Brossoit: Storytelling with Virtual Realty
Aaron Brossoit is CEO and a founder at Golden Shovel Agency, a firm specializing in communications for economic development. He has led the creation of communication tools and services currently supporting over 200 economic development organizations across North America. In this episode, Aaron describes the current state of the application of virtual reality in community storytelling and a glimpse into what's next in the form of augmented reality.
The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 7 – An Interview with Tim Cowden: Regional Economic Development
Tim Cowden, President, and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council share with us how he has successfully created a collaborative regional organization that encompasses 18 counties in two states. In addition to a strong team, and engage investors, the KCADC is intentional in its collaboration efforts. This intentionality has enabled the KCADC to be recognized as one of the top regional economic organizations in the country.
The Whittaker Report Podcast Episode 6 – An Interview with Bethany Miller: The Benefits of Inclusion
In this episode, we will hear from Bethany Miller, Vice President of Business Development at the Greater Houston Partnership about her presentation at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit on the Benefits and Opportunities that being an inclusive community provide. She describes the efforts at the Houston Partnership to work with their private sector and their partner economic development organizations to provide equal opportunity to their increasingly diverse workforce and the role that mentorship and other initiatives play in creating a welcoming community. Bethany shares her vision for the future of economic development as one that continues to addresses the issues of equality and inclusion and how she wants to be part of creating that future.
During this interview, Gene DePrez, Managing Partner of Global Innovation Partners takes us along on the 35-year career path that led him to take a unique approach to global corporate location strategy. In it, he begins by understanding the corporate culture and the overall corporate business strategy. Once he understands their goals and objects, he considers how the location of the business can be used to support the company in achieving its corporate objectives.
The Whittaker Report Episode 4 – An Interview with Dusty Duistermars: The Future of the Intelligent Workplace
The intelligent workplace is the future of the corporate real estate. Listen as Dusty Dusitermars describes how an intelligent workplace will help lower costs and increase space utilization.
In this third Episode of the Whittaker Report, we hear from Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Site Selectors Guild, and a thought leader in economic development. He shares with us the key results of the 2021 Survey of the Site Selection Guild's membership including the member's view of the expected site selection activity in 2021 and the changes they see as a result of the pandemic, the anticipated most active industrial sectors, and changes we can expect to see in the supply chain.
The Whittaker Report Episode 2 – An Interview with Bree Langemo: The Future of Work is Entrepreneurial.
In episode 2 of the Whittaker podcast, Bree Langemo, JD. and Director of Entrepreneurship at Concordia College in MN, describes how an entrepreneurial mindset can infuse vitality and creativity into any organization and attract talented, meaning-seeking employees in the process. Bree Langemo's lively interview covers this topic and more.
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This month I had the privilege to interview Jon Roberts, Strategic Manager of TIP Strategies Inc., for the Whittaker Report Podcast. Jon’s insightful comments reflected the overall Podcast theme of the future of economic development. More specifically, we talked about...
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