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Econ Dev Show Podcast - Economic Development

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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


71: Both a Planning Agency and an EDO With Chris Setti

In this episode, Dane talks with Chris Setti, the CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.

The GPEDC is both a planning agency and a traditional ED practitioner. They are the official steward of the Greater Peoria Economic Development District on behalf of the US EDA, and are responsible for the creation and stewardship of the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. They are also tasked with all the traditional ED activities like business attraction, BRE, startup, etc.

In almost every other place, the "planning" function would be done by a regional planning commission or council of government and the "working" function done by an 501c6/c3 EDO.

They get to do both, and it is very cool.

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Special Guest: Chris Setti.


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