Episode 196: Connecting the Dots

Episode 196: Connecting the Dots 150 150 America's Jobs Team

“The ultimate resource in economic development is people. It is people, not capital or raw materials that develop an economy.” – Peter Drucker

What began as a small two-page business plan has developed into something spectacular. Jennifer Owens CEcD, President of Lakeshore Advantage, joins Carla Sones on America’s Job Team Podcast. She reflects on her time at Southwest Michigan First, the upstart of Consultant Connect, and her current role with Lakeshore Advantage.

Jennifer, a 2022 Top 50 recipient, discusses the future of economic development. “Understanding industry trends and outlooks and new technologies is really important,” she explains. Some recent trends she addresses include increasing inflation, supply chain issues, and the ongoing trouble of finding access to and attracting talent.

The beginning of any business venture can be tricky, and at times overwhelming. Today’s podcast episode takes a dive into Jennifer’s journey through economic development, and how Consultant Connect came to be. You can find today’s episode on our website, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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