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.
Joe Raso, President/CEO at Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation. Raso spent twenty years as President and CEO of four business development organizations. He has experience in downtown, rural, and metropolitan economic development, including workforce development, existing industry services, business attraction, and innovation and entrepreneurship. In this podcast, Joe discusses how the 1099 Economy (gig workers) will impact the workforce of the future.
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