economic development professionals
Our interviews with economic development professionals provide unique insights into the thinking and experience of leading economic developers around the world. Interviews are by invitation only and based on peer-nominations, to ensure highest quality and relevance.
Carlos Delgado about Equitable Economic Development in U.S. Cities
Carlos Delgado in this interview talks about economic development programs for U.S. cities that are driven by transparency, equity and sustainability.
Gene DePrez on Economic Development, Place Branding and Competitive City Regions
Gene DePrez of Global Innovation Partners in this interview discusses the role of place branding in economic development and why it is crucial for the competitive positioning of city-regions.
Gordon Innes on City Branding, Placemaking and Economic Development
Gordon Innes in this interview shares his thoughts on city branding, economic development challenges and the benefits of integrated place management.
Ron Kitchens of Southwest Michigan First on Economic Development and Place Branding
Interview with Ron Kitchens of SouthWest Michigan First, on economic development, the future of U.S. cities, and his passion for people and leadership.
Jeff Finkle on Economic Development Practices in the USA
Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council, on the economic development profession, challenges and trends.