Episode 094: When Is the Right Time to Seek New Opportunities? | Kurt Foreman, Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Episode 094: When Is the Right Time to Seek New Opportunities? | Kurt Foreman, Delaware Prosperity Partnership 150 150 America's Jobs Team

“You want to be in something where you feel passionate and like you’re making a difference.” —Kurt Foreman

How many times have you wished that you knew what site consultants were thinking and whether you should be hyper-project focused or long term focused? Lucky for us, Kurt Foreman has experience on the “other side” of the industry, and shares openly and willingly how he still draws on those lessons learned in his current economic developer role.

Welcome to episode 094, where we are joined by Kurt, president and CEO at Delaware Prosperity Partnership, who is recognized as one of this year’s North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. He talks about how he and his team have utilized the past year to really understand their region’s workforce, as well as identifying faux trends in the industry, and what excites him about 2021.

Carla and Kurt talk through how to recognize whether you’re burnt out but still impassioned to stay in your current community, or if it is time to seek a new challenge for you to be reinvigorated by fresh opportunity. Tune in now to hear more from Kurt!


Kurt Foreman was appointed President and CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) in the spring of 2018. The Delaware Prosperity Partnership is the first public-private economic development organization created to promote the state of Delaware as a premier business location for companies considering new locations or expansions and to attract entrepreneurs and innovators eager grow in a vibrant and supportive environment.

Foreman’s extensive experience includes serving in various senior economic development roles in both
chamber-based and independent economic development groups throughout the United States, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the Washington, D.C. metro area. In addition, he has worked in the local and county settings and with multiple regionally-focused programs.

Foreman has also served as a site selection consultant, working directly with companies to assess and choose locations for moves and/or expansions. He was also an executive recruiter with a leading global executive search firm, supporting senior-level searches across a range of sectors.

America’s Jobs Team is sponsored by Research on Investment / Gazelle.ai