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Episode 2: Inter-Tribal Economic Development with Rebecca Naragon

In this episode Rebecca Naragon and Dane talk inter-tribal economic development, beta fish and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Episode 2: Inter-Tribal Economic Development with Rebecca Naragon

Episode #2 of the Econ Dev Show podcast is live.

In this episode we talk to Rebecca Naragon.  She's the Economic Development Director for United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. and we discuss her work in inter-tribal economic development.

I think that there are four takeaways from our conversation:

  1. As Rebecca describes it, shopping local doesn't always mean purchasing products and services where you live, but can mean supporting your community, wherever they are.
  2. Sometimes, the very act of just making a list of small business can be empowering for a community. Knowing that they're not alone, can be inspiring and uplifting for small entrepreneurs, and knowing that opportunities and resources are available in their community, can make others feel more connected.
  3. Together with each other, we're more resilient, even in light of huge and radical changes, like we've experienced in the last year with COVID-19.
  4. Finally - there's always light at the end of the tunnel in economic development.

Also, make sure you listen all the way to end where Rebecca and I talk about beta fish. (Her "COVID-pet" is a beta.)

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Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. Previously: Founded, ran and sold the world's first blog network for entrepreneurs.