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When You're Unmotivated

The next time you're feeling particularly unmotivated, do the boring stuff first.

When You're Unmotivated
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Buffalo Hunting in Alabama: A Novel

What if economic development was a cross between Jurassic Park, James Bond and Jack Reacher?

Buffalo Hunting in Alabama: A Novel
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Polite Persistence in Econ Dev

Don't just be polite. Be politely persistent.

Polite Persistence in Econ Dev
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Get Personal in Econ Dev

When I first started in economic development: I thought that there was a hierarchy.

Get Personal in Econ Dev
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Think Like a Bronze Medal Winner, Especially in Economic Development

An Olympics-related metaphor to guide your professional development as an econ dev.

Think Like a Bronze Medal Winner, Especially in Economic Development
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Why You Should Brag About Yourself at Work

Don't try to make your work sound better than it is. Just describe it exactly as good as it was.

Why You Should Brag About Yourself at Work
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Video: The Fundamentals of Economic Development

Economic Development 101 - The Fundamentals of Economic Development

Video: The Fundamentals of Economic Development
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Newly CEcD Certified

Congrats to the follow economic developers who passed their CEcD exam in March 2021

Newly CEcD Certified
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New Certification: Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development

For professionals who work with entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as those that support them

New Certification: Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development