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Econ Dev Show Podcast - Economic Development

88 EpisodesProduced by Dane CarlsonWebsite

We explore the strategies, ideas, and insights that are driving economic development forward into the future. You'll hear new insights from passionate ED's about their successes and struggles, and you'll learn from attraction and retention experts about how to apply actionable strategies inside you… read more


72: Utility Economic Development in 2022 with Richard Cornelison

In this episode, Dane talks with Richard Cornelison, Director of Regional Growth and Economic Development for Cleco. Cleco is a regional utility company in Louisana. Richard is the right guy for the job. He's been in utility economic development for nearly 27 years.

Utilities are often the primary driver of economic development in many communities. They are often the chief funder but can also bring several technical resources, including GIS, data, etc.

But in 2022, their role is evolving.

What communities and state departments of commerce need is not just help to answer RFPs. In this episode, Richard, brings his years of utility ED experience to bear and describes the future.

(Sorry for the audio quality. We had some technical issues on my side. I accidentally recorded the audio from my Airpods instead of my mic.)

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Special Guest: Richard Cornelison.

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