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Podcast Episode 40 - With Alejandra Castillo, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

In this episode, Dane talks with Alejandra Castillo, the head of the US Economic Development Administration.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Podcast Episode 40 - With Alejandra Castillo, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

Episode # 40 of the Econ Dev Show Podcast is now live.


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In this episode, Dane talks with Alejandra Castillo, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and the head of the Economic Development Administration.

We discuss:

  • Ms. Castillo's background and how she became the country's chief economic developer
  • The Economic Development Administration and the US Commerce Department
  • The Build Back Better Regional Challenge
  • Supply chains
  • Worker training and workforce development
  • Regional, cluster-based, and place-based economic development
  • Infrastructure
  • Building capacity at the local level
  • Recovery and resiliency in your local community
  • Making your community more competitive globally
  • Collaboration in economic development, and who the EDA collaborates with
  • What the EDA is doing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion
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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.