As the wunderkinds behind the site wrote,
Ed and Della also discuss the importance of creating meaningful public engagement to support economic development strategies. Della is not a fan of traditional public meetings and offers her thoughts on a more effective and efficient way to engage your community.
This interview provides you with a practical understanding of how to leverage the thinking and support of your community to achieve sustainable economic prosperity.
Interestingly, this was the second interview I’ve done focusing on the why and how of doing better, more meaningful — and less destructive — public engagement around economic development(the first one was with my friends at Podcatalyst). It’s a topic that I haven’t heard many people in the economic development world talk about, but people are clearly starting to realize how important that is.
I’m currently in the early stages of an upcoming Wise Fool Press publication that will give some specific tools for doing that, and I’m doing my second and third runs on a training about that topic this spring. More as we get it done!