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On This Week’s Podcast:
Ron Kitchens talks with Gilberto Salinas, and the two explore how business is going to change in the future as a direct result of 2020’s accelerated impacts. Gil talks about the increased importance of relationship building and marketing in economic development, and why these things will always remain at the core of what we do as economic developers. He shares keen insights on the support system that was offered to him by mentors and how that shaped his leadership journey. Gil has great advice for folks looking to grow their career; tune in now to hear more!
Gilberto is the Chief Operation Officer of the Kerr Economic Development Corporation in Kerrville, Texas, which is in Hill Country and part of the San Antonio-Austin business corridor. As the economic development executive in Kerrville, Texas, he is implementing strategies for business and corporate growth in an array of sectors which are tied to the recently launched 2050 Your Voice-Your City comprehensive plan. In 2016, Governor Gregg Abbott appointed Gil to his Texas Aerospace & Aviation Advisory Committee. Gil is a recipient of the DCI 40-Under-40 Rising Stars in Economic Development in the nation and in 2015 was named the Distinguished Alumnus of Leadership Brownsville and Masons Community Builder of the Year. He is currently a board member of the International Economic Development Council and a founding board member of the Bordernomics Initiative-Mexican and Americans Thinking Together (MATT).
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