In this episode, Dane talks with Chad Newell. Chad serves as President of the Area Development Partnership in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a position he has held since December 2009. The ADP is the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization for Greater Hattiesburg, MS.
He recently co-authored the book The Journey: Successful Strategies and Techniques for Economic Developers.
The Journey is a personal guide for the most exciting job in the world: Economic Developer!
Economic Developers open doors to the world and change their communities – one project at a time. A greenfield or re-development project can transform a community with a new or expanded facility to employ hundreds or even thousands of workers providing quality jobs, a higher income, and a brighter future for their families.
This is the life of the Economic Developer. It ties together insights from politics, economics, sales, supply chain management & procurement, marketing, business psychology, and real-life experience from multi billon dollar investments in Europe, USA and the world.
Chad, and his co-author Dr. Hajo Drees, illustrate, based on twisted and intertwined career paths of their combined nearly 50 years’ experience in local and global economic development & business development, how to lay the foundation to generate and win projects cutting through twists and turns - leading to the finish!
The Journey: Successful Strategies and Techniques for Economic Developers Paperback
A useful and valuable source of information and techniques for how to recruit foreign investment.
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