COVID has driven more demand from biosciences, pharmaceutical, and vaccine research companies that are relocating to North Carolina due to the access.
Susan Davenport of Greater Houston Partnership
Houston’s oil and energy industry was already seeing shifts prior to COVID. Energy 2.0 presents an opportunity to lead clean tech innovation and tap into the existing talent base.
Annemarie Henton of Albuquerque Economic Development
Between Tesla’s SpaceX, Virgin Galatic, and Nexflix’s corporate studio all located in the Albuquerque metro, the region is producing significant sector growth in software, aerospace, and gaming.
Jenna Kavanaugh, Invest Buffalo Niagara
Jenna Kavanaugh, the COO of Invest Buffalo Niagara discusses targeted industry growth, talent retention, workforce development, and scaling businesses in Buffalo Niagara. She also shares her experience with people moving from the New York Metro area to less dense, but amenity-rich Buffalo Niagara.
Kimberly Branam of Prosper Portland
As the economic development engine for the region, Prosper Portland is very intentional about becoming an anti-racist organization and doing so from the inside out.
David Griggs of Metro Hartford Alliance
David Griggs of the Metro Hartford Alliance discusses how the aerospace industry is evolving from the pandemic and the growing market for the logistics sector.
Kenny McDonald of One Columbus
Kenny McDonald of One Columbus shares how Jobs Ohio is investing in ventured-backed technology companies and the launch of an inclusion fund for minority businesses.
Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise
Matt Hurlbutt of theÂ Greater Rochester Enterprise shares how the pandemic has grown industries from medical device manufacturing, data and science software, and cybersecurity.
Eric Larson of Downtown Detroit Partnership
On this episode of the Economic Development podcast, Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, discusses Detroit’s comeback in the manufacturing sector as the industry pivoted for the production of personal protection equipment (PPE).
Larkin Simpson of Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
Central Louisiana and the entire Gulf region faced the pandemic on top of back to back storms and hurricanes and has remained resilient through it all. On this episode of the Economic Development podcast, Larkin Simpson, Executive Vice President of Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance shares how his region is recovering and also maximizing sector opportunities in manufacturing and wood.