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The Econ Dev Show is a podcast, weekday email newsletter, and blog of actionable strategies, fresh news, insights, and ideas from the economic development community and your host, Dane Carlson.


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League City, TX 77573

About Dane

Dane Carlson is the host of the Econ Dev Show, and the Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.

In 2001 he founded the Business Opportunities Weblog, which was acquired in 2015.

He lives in League City, Texas with his wife, three sons (20,17 and 14), a cat (Cinder), two dogs (Murphy and Ruby), and his parents.

Fun fact: Mrs. Carlson let Dane let the internet name sons #2 and #3.

Another fun fact: Dane and his family began the COVID pandemic without the cat, the dogs and Dane's parents.

Read more about Dane.