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On This Week’s Podcast:
Leonard Sledge, director of economic development at City of Richmond, VA joins Nick to talk leadership, and on 60 Seconds with a Site Consultant Bryan Farlow (partner, The Arrowhead Group) talks about recruiting foreign direct (FDI) investment.
Leonard talks through his journey from studying to be an industrial engineer to winding up with a successful career in economic development. He shares his insights on equity and inclusion in economic development, and why it’s so important to be purposeful in partaking in that journey in order to help elevate all stations of life. Tune in now to learn more about Leonard and what other insights he shares!
Leonard joined the City of Richmond, VA in June of 2019 to become the director of economic development. He has over 15 years of experience in economic development and his new role focuses on attraction and retention of businesses, and promoting the growth of small businesses. Leonard is a graduate of Georgia Tech.