1. Emily Manz says

    I liked this post Ben – particularly your statement, “Future participation is conditioned on past success. It’s earned.” Something I wrote about recently on my LinkedIn page which I think is also in this vein, is the need to actually shift economic development professionals perspectives, to truly, value and respect contributions from all across the community and shift their relationship from one based on ‘I tell you information and you respond’, or ‘you tell me information and I write it down because I have to’, to more information sharing and bond building with community members that generates real partnerships for getting s**t done as you say – in the short and long term, and friendships. My post:


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