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Building an Economic Development Ecosystem Map

We might not find Waldo here, but we'll find everyone who's anyone in economic development.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Building an Economic Development Ecosystem Map

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For over two years, I've spent my free time on Tuesdays writing the Economic Developers and Development Organizations in the News. This has allowed me to delve deep into the industry, grasping its many facets and intricacies. Yet, as much as I've come to feel I know our vibrant sector inside out, I recognize that the world of economic development is vast, and there's always more to unearth.

And here's where you come in.

The economic development space is a tapestry of organizations, allies, and suppliers. Each entity, no matter how big or small, plays a crucial role in shaping and elevating our communities. But how are all these threads connected? That's the puzzle we're aiming to piece together. Your insights, experiences, and connections can help fill the gaps, ensuring our ecosystem map is not only comprehensive but also an accurate reflection of our collective endeavors.

If you're an integral part of this dynamic field--be it as a development organization, an ally championing growth, or a supplier crafting essential tools and solutions--we want your voice to be heard. By pooling our knowledge, we can paint a detailed picture of the myriad connections that underpin economic development. Moreover, in doing so, we open doors to fresh collaborations, innovative solutions, and a deeper understanding of our shared mission.

Help us illuminate this landscape. Contribute you and your organization's details, its unique role, and its ties within the ecosystem. Together, let's shine a light on the very backbone of our economies and build a resource that benefits us all.

Wondering why? Here's my thinking.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Economic developer in Galveston County, Texas.


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