Episode 092: Why Should You Have a Startup and Entrepreneurialism Strategy? | Carolyn Rowley, Lubbock Economic Development AllianceEpisode 092: Why Should You Have a Startup and Entrepreneurialism Strategy? | Carolyn Rowley, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance http://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 America's Jobs Team http://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
“Work humble. I never ask others to do a task I wouldn’t do myself.” —Carolyn Rowley
To say that Carolyn Rowley was born into the economic development world is by no means an overstatement. Her father was an early pioneer in the industry, back when it was called industrial development, and she has had a long runway into economic development.
Welcome to episode 092! Carolyn shares candidly how her organization added a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to their strategic plan a little over 10 years ago, and how they partner with educational institutions in the region.
She dives into what she’s seeing today and the various amazing ideas which she was able to judge for an innovation award. Carolyn’s insights on the serial nature of many entrepreneurs is a great reminder why supporting startups is so important.
Carolyn is one of the North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers, specifically recognized by her peers for her thoughtful and pragmatic approach to economic development, especially with her efforts to recruit new business and support startup businesses. Tune in now to hear more from this dynamite woman!
Carolyn Rowley is the director of business recruitment and innovation at the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA). Throughout her tenure in the industry, Carolyn provides the highest quality service, going above and beyond with each prospect. During the nearly nine years on LEDA’s team, she has worked with 14 companies, which has collectively created 898 jobs and invested $168.5 million in building and equipment into the Lubbock economy. Carolyn has shared her expertise in roles such as the vice-chair of Team Texas, which she currently holds. She is also a member of the Texas Economic Development Council Board of Directors and is a certified economic developer.
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