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Episode 140: Do You Let Feedback Drive Your Actions to Becoming Better? | David Leezer, Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce

America's Jobs Team

“Our biggest competition, first and foremost, is ourselves. We have to understand our strengths and weaknesses.” –David Leezer Do you ever wonder why you didn’t get the project? Do you know possible short comings in your sites? How do you bounce back when you don’t land the job? On this episode, Faye Davis talks with David Leezer of Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce about the power of innovation and feedback. We all know the pain of being runner up to a new project, but David gives practicals on how to get the next job. Being willing to not only get feedback on why you didn’t get the project, but also being willing to do something with that feedback is why Wichita Falls has been a busy place this last year. When we remember that economic development is a long game, we thrive. David is one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. This title is well deserved from his innovation and ability to shift in his work. We get to hear more about how David and his team are actively creating new opportunity for his region and the awesome ways to take advantage of remote work. Tune in to hear more! America’s Jobs Team is sponsored by Research on Investment / Gazelle.ai


27 Jul 2021

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Episode 067: David Leezer | Wichita Falls (TX) Chamber of Commerce

America's Jobs Team

On This Week’s Podcast: David Leezer joins Nick Riashi to talk about the rollercoaster that is 2020. David talks about the importance of body language and receiving non-verbal cues and how the digital space has affected those methods of communication. He shares his favorite aspects of being in economic development and dives into why he would have advised himself to invest in more relationship-building 6 months ago. David is chock-full of thoughtful and relevant insights, tune in now to hear more from him! David Leezer is the vice president of business attraction for the Wichita Falls (TX) Chamber of Commerce, where he leads on all recruitment strategies and manages site consultant relationships. He is an adjunct professor for Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville teaching classes in Strategic Planning, Economic Development, Needs Assessment, Livability, Crisis Management, and Government/Non-Profit Technology.  He has also both moderated and spoken at a number of educational programs for IEDC. America’s Jobs Team is sponsored by Research on Investment / Gazelle.ai


21 Jul 2020

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054 - Economic Development Secrets - David Leezer, Wichita Falls

Economic Development Secrets

This month's special guest is David Leezer, Vice President of Business Attraction at the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce. David shares with us how he is moving forward with business recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic and how his biggest mistake became one of his biggest assets.


18 May 2020