Della Rucker :: Econogy :: 050

In this episode:


  1. Where people can learn the most
  2. Why traditional economic develop is not working
  3. How to create a co-creation project
  4. Why shifting a community’s mindset through humility and learning will help rise all boats

Econogy is a network of services working to advance the success of growing businesses, non-profit organizations and economic ecosystems.


Della G. Rucker has helped citizens, businesses, governments and nonprofits improve their communities’ futures for about 25 years. Della has consulted, written and trained people to create strategies for economic revitalization, healthy small business ecosystems and meaningful public participation using low-tech and high tech tools. Della is one of about 10 persons in the US to hold the industry-standard professional certifications in both planning (AICP) and economic development (CEcD).

Della is the author of _Crowdsourcing Wisdom: A guide to a guide to doing public meetings that actually make your community better (and won’t make people wish they hadn’t come)_ and _The Local Economy Revolution: What’s Changed and How You Can Help_. She is also the author of the upcoming book _Online Public Engagement_, from Routledge Press.

Della is the co-founder of Econogy, a groundbreaking firm that builds strong small businesses and organizations while improving undergraduate and graduate education effectiveness by connecting students who are seeking real-world experience with businesses and organizations that need project-based assistance, training, research support, alternative financing strategies and e-commerce.



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