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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


40: With Alejandra Castillo, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

In this episode, Dane talks with Alejandra Castillo, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and the head of the Economic Development Administration.

We discuss:

  • Ms. Castillo's background and how she became the country's chief economic developer
  • The Economic Development Administration and the US Commerce Department
  • The Build Back Better Regional Challenge
  • Supply chains
  • Worker training and workforce development
  • Regional, cluster-based, and place-based economic development
  • Infastructure
  • Building capacity at the local level
  • Recovery and resiliency in your local community
  • Making your community more competitive globally
  • Collaboration in economic development, and who the EDA collaborates
  • What the EDA is doing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

Special Guest: Alejandra Castillo.


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