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Video: How to Be an Economic Development Leader with Jeffrey Finkle

Jeff Finkle talks about his role as an assistant secretary at HUD in the mid-80s and his contribution to economic development.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Video: How to Be an Economic Development Leader with Jeffrey Finkle

Nan Mckay, Chair of the American Academy of Housing and Communities interviewed Jeffrey Finkle, President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council.  In this episode, Jeff talks about his role as an assistant secretary at HUD in the mid-80s and his contribution to economic development.

Key Takeaways

  • How to always walk into a meeting prepared to save time as a young professional
  • The importance of getting the education that supports the career you want to venture into
  • How to gain experience in your career of choice by doing internships and volunteer programs in that particular industry
  • Develop patience during your career beginnings to enjoy the journey
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Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County. Previously: Founded, ran and sold the world's first blog network for entrepreneurs.