We Are Jobs Podcast

Focused on Creating Economic Growth for Small to Mid-Sized Companies, Communities, and Nonprofit Organizations
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Episode 84 with
Dan Silverman
Investissement Québec International

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Episode 83 with
Danielle Casey
Albuquerque Economic Development

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Episode 82 with
Amber Hunter & Bruce Takefman
Research Uncensored Podcast

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Episode 81 with
Eliana Becnel & Brittany McCoy
Next Move Group

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Bonus Episode with Chad Chancellor
The Next Move Group

Our Co-Founders discuss our launching of “The Movement” designed to reshore jobs from China, make economic development organizations more successful, and improve the quality of lives of economic developers.

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Episode 80 with
Ryan Culp
Shreveport Next, Louisiana

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Episode 79 with
Karl Dye
Tri-City, Washington Development Council (TRIDEC)

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Episode 78 with
Michael Solomon
Pulaski County, Virginia Department of Economic Development

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Episode 77 with
Meaghan McCormack
St. Bernard, Louisiana Economic Development Foundation

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Episode 76 with Pat Ford
Marion County, Kentucky Industrial Foundation

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Episode 75 with Dennis Jarvis
Jefferson County, West Virginia Development Authority

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Episode 74 with Gabby Moulis
Next Move Group

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Episode 73 with Whitney Barlow
Chilton County, Alabama Industrial Development Board

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Episode 72 with Cheri Tune
ACT Work Ready Communities

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College Football 2020 with Chad Chancellor
Next Move Group

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Episode 71 with Matt Arnold
Marshall County, Alabama Economic Development Council

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Episode 70 with Greg Kozera
Shale Crescent USA

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Episode 69 with Clay Walker
Networks Sullivan Partnership

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Episode 68 with Dr. Courtney Taylor
Communiversity East Mississippi Community College

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Episode 66 with Brandon Nettles
Next Move Group

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Episode 65 with Joe Higgins
Golden Triangle Development Link

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Episode 64 with David Rumbarger
Community Development Foundation of Tupelo, Mississippi

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Episode 63 with Joe Melvin
North Carolina's Southeast

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Joe Melvin, Director of Business Development for North Carolina’s Southeast. The two discuss marketing rural communities in a regional organization and how, in the last 6 years, the region has grown by over 5,400 new jobs, $1.1 billion in investment and 38 new locations. They also discuss their switch to a public/private partnership model that resulted in over 740 new jobs, $120 million in capital expenditures, and 6 new company locations for the region just in the past year.

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Episode 62 with Eddie Crittendon
McNairy County, Tennessee Economic Development & Chamber of Commerce

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Eddie Crittendon, CEO of the McNairy County Tennessee, Economic Development & Chamber of Commerce. The two discuss how in the past four years, McNairy County has had 500 new full time job announcements and $30 million in investment, and how throughout Crittenden’s career, relationship building was a key factor in landing projects in rural America.

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Episode 61 with Courtney Pogue
City of Dallas, Texas

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Courtney Pogue, Director of Economic Development for the City of Dallas, Texas. The two discuss how Dallas has attracted new investment interest from around the globe, recent momentum, including a Southwest expansion and the location of Uber’s second largest facility bringing 3,000 new jobs, and the City’s new partnership with SizeUp that will help small to mid-sized businesses make informed decisions as they recover from the impact of COVID-19.

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Episode 60 with Linwood Thomas
Hanover County, Virginia Economic Development

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Linwood Thomas, Director of Economic Development in Hanover County, Virginia. The two discuss how Hanover County has seen $600 million in deals over the past two years, Virginia's five tiered site ranking system, and two potential project wins that would create over 1,000 jobs.

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Episode 59 with Josh Fenn
Henry County, Georgia Development Authority

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Josh Fenn, Executive Director of the Henry County, Georgia Development Authority. The two discuss how Henry County won two manufacturing deals in the last 6 months, and how Fenn’s passion for rural America influenced his career in economic development.

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Episode 58 with Kurt Foreman
Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Kurt Foreman, President and CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. The two discuss how Delaware recently landed an Amazon facility, what makes Delaware a good place for manufacturing and logistics projects, Kurt’s joining of “The Movement,” and Kurt’s career in economic development.

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Episode 57 with Austin Monk
Riverview Solutions

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group interviews Austin Monk, President of Riverview Solutions. The two discuss how Riverview Solutions partners with companies to help maximize their potential, and Monk’s passion for workforce development.

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Episode 56 with Chad Chancellor and Alex Metzger
The Next Move Group

Our Co-Founders discuss our launching of “The Movement” designed to reshore jobs from China, make economic development organizations more successful, and improve the quality of lives of economic developers.

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Episode 55 with Adam Knapp
Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Louisiana

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Adam Knapp, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). The two discuss BRAC’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives and how last year BRAC was ranked by Site Selection Magazine as second among communities with 200k to 1 million people, during which they completed 27 different projects with 3 billion dollars in capital investment.

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Episode 54 with Beth Bilyeu
Forest City, Iowa Economic Development

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Beth Bilyeu of Forest City, Iowa Economic Development. The two discuss the area’s Small Business Recovery Fund and their efforts to call and meet with every eligible small business in town.

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Episode 53 with Tray Hairston
Butler Snow LLP

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Tray Hairston from Butler Snow LLP. The two discuss how healthcare is an economic driver and what state and local economic developers should do with incentives agreements during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Episode 52 with Ryan Egly
Lawrence County, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Ryan Egly, CEO of the Lawrence County, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce. The two discuss how the Lawrence County Chamber is going above and beyond to aid small businesses during the Covid-19 crisis and how the county has landed 8 new projects since 2015.

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Episode 51 with Bob Hess
Newmark Knight Frank

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Bob Hess, Vice Chairman of Consulting for Newmark Knight Frank (NFK). The two discuss why manufacturers will consider reshoring back to the US as an alternative and the future of economic developers and site selectors after COVID-19.

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Episode 50 with Jeff Finkle
International Economic Development Council

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Jeff Finkle, President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The two discuss how IEDC is aiding economic developers during the current COVID-19 crisis and the economic benefits of reshoring essential goods to rural America

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Episode 49 with Gray Swoope
VisionFirst Advisors

Chad Chancellor’s guest, Gray Swoope, honors Melissa Medley, talks about VisionFirst Advisors, discusses running a state economic development agency during a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and gives career advice.

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Episode 48 with
Chad Chancellor and Mark Manning
Next Move Group
Murray-Calloway

More than 400 people have watched as Mark Manning joined us to launch our new YouTube Video Newscast last Sunday with an opinion piece about how globalization hurt rural America and what we need to do as a country to bring back the manufacturing of essential goods from China when this crisis ends.

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Episode 47 with
Ned Staebler
TechTown Detroit

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, and Ned Staebler, CEO of TechTown Detroit, discuss how Detroit is not sitting back and waiting for government assistance, but instead aiding small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through its innovative Small Business Stabilization Fund.

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Episode 46 with
Barry Broome
Greater Sacramento Economic Council

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Sacramento (California) Economic Council. The two discuss the important role economic developers will play in helping the economy recover from the coronavirus as well as the great momentum Sacramento has created in improving the lives of their citizens from an economic standpoint.

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Episode 45 with
Shannon Landauer
Carroll Area Development Corporation of Iowa

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Shannon Landauer, Executive Director of the Carroll Area Development Corporation of Iowa, discuss Carroll County’s innovative workforce development effort, the Computer Languages Program, and the spirit of Carroll County that makes the community a great example of economic development in Iowa and across the United States.

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Episode 44 with
Kay Brockwell
Future Focus Development Solutions, LLC

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Kay Brockwell, President & CEO of Future Focus Development Solutions, discuss Kay’s history of helping economic development professionals become more successful and the key strategies to getting your rural community “on the map”.

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Episode 43 with
Chad Chancellor and Alex Metzger
Next Move Group

Chad Chancellor and Alex Metzger, Co-Founders of Next Move Group, discuss the launch of Next Move Group's new website and how it reflects our mission to create economic growth for small to mid-sized companies, communities, and organizations.

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Episode 42 with
Clarence Hulse
Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City, Indiana

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Clarence Hulse, Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City, Indiana, discuss momentum in Michigan City, including $1.5 billion in investment over the last 6 years, and Hulse’s economic development journey from Belize to Michigan City.

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Episode 41 with
Joseph Boylan
Wilkes-Barre Connect

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Joseph Boylan, Executive Director of Wilkes-Barre Connect discuss the organization’s innovative THINK Center and the inventive techniques and promotion of entrepreneurship that helps businesses grow in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Episode 40 with
Mike Kirchhoff
North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Mike Kirchhoff, President & CEO of the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation discuss the organization’s niche marketing strategy, location advantages of North Central Illinois, and the essential need for mentors in economic development.

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Episode 39 with
Nicole Sedlacek
Nebraska Public Power District

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group and Nicole Sedlacek with the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and current Chair of the Mid-America Economic Development Council Conference discuss how the NPPD supports economic development in their service area and detail the annual Mid-America EDC Competitiveness and Best Practices Conferences.

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Episode 38 with
Horton Hobbs
The Chamber of Greater Springfield

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Horton Hobbs, VP of Economic Development at the Greater Springfield, Ohio Chamber of Commerce about recent momentum in the area and on telling the story of Springfield, Ohio.

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Episode 37 with
Amber Hunter
Research FDI

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, features, what is in his opinion, the best prospect generation firm for economic developers, Research FDI. Amber Hunter, VP of Business Development in North America for Research FDI discusses how Research FDI helps communities create prospects and highlights the firm’s growth for their 10-year anniversary.

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Episode 36 with
Chad Chancellor
The Next Move Group

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group kicks off 2020 discussing Next Move Group’s 2021 Mardi Gras event, an overview of Next Move Group’s ongoing executive searches, and a look back at start of season college football predictions and next week's LSU vs. Clemson Championship Game in New Orleans.

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Episode 35 with
Will Coppage
Washington County Economic Alliance

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Will Coppage on Washington County, Mississippi and how it is the only county in the United States to be a 4th tier ACT work ready community.

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Episode 34 with
Trish Adams
Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc.

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, simulcasts with the Industry Liaison of Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), Trish Adams of the East Kentucky Works Podcast. They discuss the progress EKCEP has made with the coal mining industry in Eastern Kentucky, and Chad Chancellor does a deep dive into why Next Move Group has the mission to help small to mid-sized companies, communities, and nonprofits.

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Episode 33 with
Mitch Mays
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Mitch Mays about the history of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

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Episode 32 with
Rod Miller
Invest Puerto Rico

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews one of the most well known economic developers in America, Rod Miller, about his career stops in Detroit, New Orleans, and now Puerto Rico.

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Episode 31 with
Bob Leak
Winston-Salem, Inc.

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Winston-Salem, Inc. CEO Bob Leak about Winston Salem, North Carolina's, economic development momentum.

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Episode 30 with
Pete Fullerton
Kansas City Aviation

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Pete Fullerton about momentum in Kansas City and advancing your learning in economic development.

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Episode 29 with
Anatalio Ubalde
Founder/CEO, SizeUp

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Anatalio Ubalde.

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Episode 28 with
Matt Tackett
President/CEO, Kentucky Association for Economic Development

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Matt Tackett about economic development in Kentucky.

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Episode 27 with
Hal Johnson
Chief Development Officer, NAI Earle Furman

Next Move Group Co-Founder Chad Chancellor interviews with Hal Johnson about his transition from being a successful economic developer to now doing site selection and industrial real estate.

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Episode 26 with
Raul Peralta
Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, discusses industrial site diligence with Raul Peralta of ECS Limited.

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Episode 25 with
Cary Cox
Elmore County Economic Development Authority

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder Next Move Group, interviews Elmore County, Alabama, economic developer Cary Cox.

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Episode 24 with
J. P. Dubuque
St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation

Hear how St. Petersburg, Florida, places and emphasis on recruiting small to mid-sized companies as Chad Chancellor interviews J. P. DuBuque, President of the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation.

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Episode 23 with
Larry Holt
Greater Portland Inc (Oregon/Washington)

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Larry Holt about the good things happening in Greater Portland (Oregon/Washington).

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Episode 22 with
Josh Tubbs
Kentucky Lake Economic Development

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Josh Tubbs about the good things happening in Marshall County, Kentucky.

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Episode 21 with
Mayor Harvey Dales and Ron Reischl
Manning, Iowa

Chad Chancellor, Next Move Group Co-Founder, interviews Mayor Harvey Dales and Ron Reischl of Manning, Iowa, about the development success they have spurred in their town of 1,400 population.

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College Football Preview with Chad Chancellor and Guests
Next Move Group

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, previews the college football season with multiple interviewees.

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Episode 20 with
Lisa Franklin
LocationOne

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group visits with Lisa Franklin of Location One about their recent investment in the LOIS buildings and sites database.

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Episode 19 with
Don Pierson
Louisiana Economic Development

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder Next Move Group, discusses the positive economic development momentum in Louisiana with Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson.

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Episode 18 with
Brad Hall
Appalachian Power

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group interviews Brad Hall about how Appalachian Power supports economic development in Brad’s region.

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Episode 17 with
Jerry Lococo and Greg LaVann
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Jerry Lococo and Greg Lavann highlighting Yuma, Arizona, and SVN Velocity Commercial Real Estate as Next Move Group’s 100th customer.

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Episode 16 with
Garry Clark
Greater Fremont Development Council

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group interviews author and economic developer Garry Clark about his book Unlikely Viking: From the DC Projects to Rural Nebraska.

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Episode 15 with
Chuck Sexton
One East Kentucky

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews Chuck Sexton about how One East Kentucky is landing manufacturing plants by aggressively recruiting and understanding the skills of their available labor.

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Episode 14 with
John Engelmann
Kansas City Power and Light

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group, interviews John Engelmann about how Evergy Electric Power supports their local communities’ economic development efforts.

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Episode 13 with
Matt Petro
Retail Strategies

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group discusses how Retail Strategies helps small to mid-sized communities have success in recruiting retail projects to their communities.

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Episode 12 with
Robert Ingram
AeroReady

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group discusses how being an AeroReady certified community helps recruit aerospace companies with Robert Ingram, owner of Common Sense Economic Development and partner in the AeroReady certification program.

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Episode 11 with
Jesco Construction
JESCO Construction, Inc.

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group interviews JESCO Construction team members about how they are teaming up to offer virtual spec buildings to assist small to mid-sized communities with prospect and product development.

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Episode 10 with
Mark Manning
Murray-Calloway

Chad Chancellor, Co-Founder of Next Move Group interview Mark Manning about the unique challenges of economic development in small to mid-sized communities and their recent successes.

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Episode 9 with
Sharon Younger
Younger Associates

This week, Chad interviews Younger Associates Founder and President Sharon Younger about how her company helps communities identify and tackle the challenges of the modern workforce.

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Episode 8 with
Jeff Lange and Darren Hillman
Redguard

This week’s episode has something for all. Hear about how Redguard is keeping oil/gas workers safe with their manufacturing of blast proof buildings. And how corporate listeners can access capital, real estate, and equipment financing if they locate in the Crossgate District in Wichita, Kansas.

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Episode 7 with
Kim Wilmes
Florida's Great Northwest

Learn how Northwest Florida is using $1.5 billion from the BP oil spill to help companies locate and expand in the Florida Panhandle.

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Episode 6 with
Pat O'Brien
Milwaukee 7

Learn how economic development leaders in Wisconsin optioned over 1,200 acres from 40 different land owners in 6 weeks to land the Foxconn deal which recently broke ground on a 1,000 job, $2 billion manufacturing facility in a Milwaukee suburb.

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Episode 5 with
Alex Metzger
Next Move Group

What are the most common mistakes economic developers make when interviewing for a new job?

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Episode 4 with
Bruce Takefman
Research Consultants International

Does your community need more prospect leads?

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Episode 3 with
Dr. Chad Miller
University of Southern Mississippi

Are you interested in a Master’s degree in economic development? Or, could you use university backed research to aid in your economic development efforts?

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Episode 2 with
Robby Burgan
Evergreen Advisors

Do you own a small to mid-sized company and need help with supply chain modeling, valuation, site selection, or a potential merger/acquisition?

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Episode 1 with
Subash Alias
Missouri Partnership

How does Missouri’s public-private business attraction organization work?

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