DT #331: Stack the Deck in Your Favor

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There is no shortage of obstacles that can get in the way of your economic development project. Do yourself a favor- stack the deck.

In this episode, Dennis and Jason swap war stories about projects that were ambushed because commission volunteers or local elected officials didn't see the long-term vision.

Your EDO should work behind the scenes to recruit key individuals for various boards and commissions and then work to educate them on the process of an economic development deal. Projects are hard enough to get across the finish line. You need all the local support you can get.

This week's episode sponsored by Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.

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