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Join us as we welcome the leadership from the Florida Economic Development Council on the next Economic Development Today Blog Talk Radio Show. We will discuss how economic development is changing in Florida and what to expect as the reshaping of the delivery system for economic development moves forward.
Amy Evancho, President and CEO of the Florida Economic Development Council
Deborah Wilkinson, Chair of FEDC
Ed Schons, Chair-Elect of FEDC
This week’s guest is Jim Moore discussing “Economic Development – A Public Sector Perspective.”
As the Director of the Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County’s Economic Development Office, Moore is charged with carrying forward their strategic vision. This includes the continuation of diversifying Lee County’s economic base by attracting new high-wage/high growth industries to the area, as well as providing assistance to existing businesses with expansion plans. Jim is going to talk to us today about some of the exciting initiatives that are underway with their office and the Horizon Council and their new Together, We Mean Business campaign and how our organization can help further this effort.
Join Beth Kirkland and Kim B. Williams on the next Economic Development Today talk show. Ms. Kirkland is the Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. and Mr. Williams is Chairman of the EDC Board and President of Marpan Supply among other business ventures. Kim is a lifetime resident of Tallahassee and a successful entrepreneur. He has led the EDC over the past 18 months to build out a very well rounded program of work that touches business at every stage.
Learn about Tallahassee’s public/private partnerships that are supporting the area’s economy and helping to create jobs. Beth and Kim and discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at Tallahassee Community College and how the organization is leveraging a $450,000 US Small Business Administration grant for the EDC’s new Entrepreneurial Excellence Program. In addition, find out how the area is strengthening the Tallahassee Regional Airport in unique ways that will increase new opportunities for businesses in Tallahassee.
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Tune in on Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. when Record Talk Radio will feature excerpts of an interview with Joanne Cimiluca, the acting director of Bergen County's Division of Economic Development.
This is her second time in that post. Cimiluca previously held the same job when Democrat Dennis McNerney was County Executive.
This interview was prerecorded on Nov. 18. It was the basis for a story in Sunday's Record.
Record Talk Radio is an ongoing series of conversations with newsmakers and journalists from throughout Northern New Jersey
Professor James Muhammad, Educator, Activist will be focusing on education and economic development as it pertains to the African community. Our children are victims and often marginalized by systemic racism and we must take action to bring about change in the educational system.
Omi Pennick is Founder and Principal Consultant at Developing Solutions Consulting Agency, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Her company has provided small businesses and non-profits with expertise in the areas of program, communication, and resource, and organizational development since 2009. She is a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2000 and received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University in 2002. Omi has provided services to over 23 organizations in throughout Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Professor James Muhammad, Educator, Activist with Black Leaders will focus on education and economic development as it pertains to the Black African community. Our children are victims of social engineering and school to prison programs. Black children are marginalized by systemic racism and we must take action to bring about change in the educational system
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Things are OK in Duncan OK
Don't re-invent the wheel . Duncan Oklahoma has figured it out. My friends at PTSCO Education introduced me to Jeannie Bowden from Duncan Area Economic Development about how they are working with schools K-12 with the Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest
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Steve Quello is this week's guest on Economic Development Today, brought to you by the Economic Development Foundation. Steve is founder and President of CEO Nexus, a market research firm serving CEOs and related senior management of second-stage businesses. He designs and manages market development programs, including PeerSpectives, a CEO Peer Learning Network delivered to Florida’s businesses through GrowFL, Florida’s Economic Gardening Institute.
Economic gardening is an entrepreneurial economic development tool that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. By assisting entrepreneurs, economic developers are planting the seeds for a stronger economy and supportive environments where companies can thrive and prosper.
We feature music and news from Taos, New Mexico, with a first of a new format which includes news and music.
This episode includes stories about economic development and a new veteran's outreach center.
The music is "Mushi-shi" by Calling Sister Midnight, "Black Rainbow" by Pitx, and "Theme One" in the "Taos Weather Suite," by Raymond Blanchet.
For more stories from Taos, visit TaosExperience.com
Bay Countyis located in the heart of Florida’s Great Northwest overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Along with its world-renowned beaches, Bay County boasts an educated and enthusiastic workforce which creates a wonderful business environment.
Our guest, Janet Watermeier, currently serves as the executive director of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, Bay County’s public-private partnership for economic development. She has been involved in both private and public economic development at the state and local level for over 15 years. Her experience includes serving as the economic development director and community redevelopment director for Lee County (Fort Myers area); as the principal owner of an economic development consulting firm; and as vice president of commercial operations for a publicly traded master planned community developer, Westinghouse Communities, Inc. (WCI).
Janet was appointed by Florida’s Governors to serve on Florida’s Transportation Commission, Enterprise Florida, the Regional Planning Council and several statewide task forces. She has served on many local and regional boards including chair of the Southwest Florida International Airport Special Management Committee during its $450 million expansion.
Janet graduated magna cum laude from Virginia’s Old Dominion
University with a degree in economics, received a graduate fellowship and later attended the State University of Buffalo School of Law.
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