In this episode, Dane talks with Andy Portera. A partner in Portera & Associates, LLC, Andy works with communities (especially rural ones) to help them create opportunities by keeping, recruiting, and growing jobs. He then helps bring public, private, and philanthropic sectors together to support a shared economic agenda in the places we work.
An an attorney by training, he represented business and industry in complex litigation matters throughout the Southeast U.S. before turning his focus to economic and workforce development.
In our episode, Andy answers the question: When you're brought into a community, what do you advise them to do first?
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