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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

Nov 8, 2016

Mash 'play' for a personal crash-course in local economic development -- with high-value tools, tips and insider knowledge -- in this special, extended episode featuring a couple of pros who know both sides of the business -- public and private -- and where they can pair up to make a difference for cities and towns of any size. It's important to recognize that economic development isn't just one thing. It can take one of many directions, each with its own terrain and set of tools for positive outcomes. Our expert guests, Mac McCarley and Ron Kimble -- among spotlight speakers at the League's recent CityVision 2016 conference, where the bulk of this episode was recorded -- break it down for us and offer hugely important know-how. Anyone can learn from this episode, whether you're a locally elected official, a town administrator or resident curious about what all goes into business recruitment or downtown development. Don't miss this one. Show notes: Ron Kimble - Mac McCarley - CityVision 2016 coverage - Followup notes from Episode 10: New report/manual, 11/16, "Selecting Trees to Grow in Cities" - CityLab article, "The Big Green Payoff From Bigger Urban Forests" -, "Why Public Health Researchers Are Looking to Urban Trees" - Governing article, "Phoenix's Ambitious Plan to Beat the Desert Heat" -