S3. Ep 03: Research Uncensored. Ft. Danielle Casey
This episode we are joined with seasoned economic development professional Danielle Casey, President of the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance in New Mexico. We discuss Danielle’s career and prominent roles in Scottsdale and Sacramento and what led her to New Mexico. We also get Danielle’s insight on how to manage site selector relationships, the role of professional branding and her thoughts on best practices in investment attraction, business development and marketing strategies.
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About Danielle Casey:
Danielle Casey is the President & CEO of Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. (AED). She brings extensive and diverse experience in leadership, public administration, marketing, business development and retention, and strategic planning as the leader of AED, a nonprofit organization working to create a prosperous and diverse economy for the four-county Albuquerque metro
region. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council and oversaw the organization’s business development, marketing and communications, investor engagement, research, and strategic initiatives critical to advancing economic growth in Greater Sacramento. Ms. Casey received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and Master of Administration from Northern Arizona University. She is both a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) as well as a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). She is a member of the International Economic Development Council and serves on its Board of Directors. Danielle is also a Past President of the Arizona Association for Economic Development, a statewide professional association with more than 480 public and private members. In May 2010, Ms. Casey was the honored recipient of the ‘Economic Developer of the Year – Small Community’ award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development and in January 2017 she was recognized as a national top ‘40 under 40 Rising Star’ in economic development by Development Counsellors International. In addition, she is co-founder of the Arizona Chapter of Women Leading Government which in its sixth year draws more than 400 participants.
Our experienced team of economic development and research consultants has generated leads and investment projects for more than 120 economic development organizations. We put our clients in front of corporate decision-makers seeking to expand or relocate their organizations to a new geographic location. We’re focused on helping our clients create important business relationships that will serve to grow awareness of their region, promote its economic strengths and increase direct investment.