Our final installment highlighted the importance of developing S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) goals and well-crafted performance metrics. Participants received a brief training on how to approach goal setting and building associated performance metrics and learned from peers that have incorporated strong, locally-driven goals and metrics into their CEDS.
Dave Ives, AICP, Sustainability/Planning Coordinator, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (Washington, DC)
Brian Kelsey, Economic Development Consultant, NADO, and Principal/Founder of Civic Analytics (Austin, TX)
Susan McMahon, Associate Director, Windham Regional Commission (Brattleboro, VT)
Laura Sibilia, Director of Economic Development, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (Brattleboro, VT)