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Podcast #101: Entrepreneurs Transforming Economic Development with Courtney Zaugg

If only our communities moved as fast as our entrepreneurs!

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Podcast #101: Entrepreneurs Transforming Economic Development with Courtney Zaugg

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Episode #101 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is now live.

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In this episode Dane Carlson chats with Courtney Zaugg, an industry expert in entrepreneurship and economic development.

The two kick off their conversation with an exploration into the unique mindset of entrepreneurship, particularly the necessity of adaptability and the acceptance of failure. As they delve further, the discussion uncovers the limitations and inaccessibility of traditional venture capital for the majority of startups.

The conversation also takes a turn towards economic development, where Courtney expresses optimism about the industry's evolution and advocates for systemic change, particularly in distressed and rural communities.

She also describes a potential partnership between philanthropy, economic development, and entrepreneurship, and introduces 'impact funds' as an innovative funding vehicle.

Courtney insists on the importance of creating a well-structured entrepreneurial ecosystem and suggests practical steps communities can take to foster this development.

The episode concludes with a reflection on Courtney's journey in pushing for systemic change.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. Also: Sitehunt CEO and economic development consultant in Greater Houston, Texas.


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