20 Best Podcasts About Economic Development 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about economic development? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best economic development podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Linkedin us Daily Finance (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best Economic Development Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

  • Publisher: The Overhead Wire
  • Total Episodes: 428

A review of the week’s top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

Develop This: Economic and Community Development

  • Publisher: Develop This! Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 358

Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It’s a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today’s thought leaders.

  • Publisher: GP Jacob
  • Total Episodes: 71 is a Minneapolis-based podcast about economic and urban development, local politics, race, class, wealth, and culture from a working-class leftist perspective. Our entry point was the Upper Harbor Terminal Development, a project slated for North Minneapolis’ river front, and continues to be core to our conversations and interviews.

The Economic History Podcast

  • Publisher: Seán Kenny
  • Total Episodes: 24

The Economic History podcast is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and new research with a general interest audience. Each fortnight, we meet leading academics in the field and discuss a range of topics, including pandemics, long run economic growth, gender issues, financial crises, inequality, sustainable development and a number of weird and fun economic experiments in history. There is no time like the past to help us understand the present.

Speaking of the Economy – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

  • Publisher: Richmond Fed
  • Total Episodes: 20

Access to credit. Workforce development. The impact of regional differences on economic outcomes. Learn about these and other issues the Richmond Fed is exploring in this podcast. Hear from our economists and experts in community development and economic education.

NewThink – Radical Ideas for Development in Frontier Markets

  • Publisher: Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore
  • Total Episodes: 14

Join Co-hosts Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore as they explore radical ideas for job creation and economic development in African markets. NewThink seeks out and puts forth ideas from anywhere and everywhere, applying them to stubborn economic problems, defying central planning, and ultimately fighting oldthink in emerging market development.

Growth Mindset

  • Publisher: Biro Condé
  • Total Episodes: 13

Discussing different topics about Personal growth (life lessons & career paths), financial growth (investments & entrepreneurship) and economic growth (International Development & Africa).

Workforce Central

  • Publisher: National Association of Workforce Boards
  • Total Episodes: 113

Join NAWB President/CEO, Ron Painter as he interviews public and private sector leaders in workforce development, education, business and economic development on key workforce issues and investment strategies to help America compete globally.

East Kentucky Works Podcast

  • Publisher: EKCEP
  • Total Episodes: 51

Want to know what’s happening in Eastern Kentucky’s workforce and beyond? You’re in the right place! Produced by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), The East Kentucky Works Podcast provides a glimpse into the world of workforce and economic development in our part of Central Appalachia. We’ll hear from leaders in economic development, employers, workers, and more. EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. Learn more about us at, and

The Holistic Housing Podcast

  • Publisher: NACCED
  • Total Episodes: 42

The Holistic Housing PodcastConnecting community. Sharing ideas. Finding solutions. The Holistic Housing Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and program implementers across the affordable housing, community development and economic development field. Guests discuss their experiences and solutions on topics like gentrification, workforce development, homelessness, urban revitalization, sustainability, placemaking, the American Dream and so much more. Through these conversations, we illustrate how housing affects quality of life and in turn, every individual’s ability to lead a successful life.

The Brain Architects

  • Publisher: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
  • Total Episodes: 12

Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. By improving children’s environments, relationships, and experiences early in life, society can address many costly problems, including incarceration, homelessness, and the failure to complete high school. But if you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher, or someone who works with children every day, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?!” From brain architecture to toxic stress to serve and return, The Brain Architects, a new podcast from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University will explore what we can do during this incredibly important period to ensure that all children have a strong foundation for future development.

Capital Musings

  • Publisher: UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • Total Episodes: 39

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

The CRA Podcast with Linda Ezuka

  • Publisher: Linda Lewis Ezuka
  • Total Episodes: 11

Welcome to the CRA Podcast. I’m Linda Lewis Ezuka, your host and Founder of CRA Today and the CRA Hub. This podcast is part of my mission to transform communities through the power of economic development and the Community Reinvestment Act. For a deeper dive into community development concepts, join your CRA colleagues in the CRA Hub, a membership for bankers to connect and master the art of the CRA.

Employ Prince George’s Workforce Wire

  • Publisher: Employ PG
  • Total Episodes: 35

Employ Prince George’s Workforce Wire Podcast serves as a platform to create an open dialogue between job seekers and businesses. Join Walter S. Simmons, Executive Director of Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board and President & CEO of Employ Prince George’s Inc., as he interviews leaders in both private and public sector workforce development, education, economic and business development on key workforce issues that matter to YOU.

Community Development Institute

  • Publisher: UCA Center for Community and Economic Development
  • Total Episodes: 42

The Community Development Institute (better known as CDI) has been the go-to resource for community and economic development training in the Mid-South since 1987. At CDI, community leaders learn the skills and strategies they need to make an immediate, positive impact on their community. On the CDI podcast, we are expanding our reach by connecting with community leaders and citizens to explore a broad range of community and economic development topics and engage in real conversations with leaders across the state of Arkansas and beyond.

Sustaining Capitalism

  • Publisher: Committee for Economic Development
  • Total Episodes: 116

What are the biggest issues facing the American economy and how can they be solved? The Committee for Economic Development presents policy solutions to economic and educational problems here in America. Tune in to hear industry experts making capitalism sustainable.

Economic Development Secrets

  • Publisher: Impact DataSource
  • Total Episodes: 61

Established in 1993, Impact DataSource is an economic consulting firm that evaluates prospective economic development deals from all angles. We prepare individual analyses on projects, and also offer desktop and web-based impact models so that clients can run as many reports as they would like, only needing project data to utilize the pre-built tool. Our impact analysis will tie together the economic impact, fiscal impact, and possible incentives of the deal. Since every community is unique, we customize each analysis and impact model, and offer unlimited training, support, and consulting so that our clients never feel alone.

Candid Community Leadership

  • Publisher: Marion Economic Development Corporation, Marion IA
  • Total Episodes: 5

Join Marion Economic Development Corporation for candid interviews with prominent business and community leaders.

Cambridge Development Podcast

  • Publisher: CAMSED
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development (CAMSED) is a postgraduate student-run organization of the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. With the goal of providing a space for interdisciplinary discussion on international social and economic development, the Society provides a forum for students, academics, and practitioners alike for critical evaluation and topical discussions of issues in the field. Follow us for updates and join the discussion!


  • Publisher: Marketplace
  • Total Episodes: 1203

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, our leading business news radio program and podcast is about providing context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy developments, we help listeners understand the economic world around them. Marketplace makes sense of the economy for everyone, no econ degree or finance background required. Marketplace doesn’t just report on the numbers, we take it deeper, adding context to what’s happening in the stock market and how macroeconomic policy can affect you and your business. Monday through Friday, our team speaks with a wide range of industry professionals– from small business owners to Fortune 500 CEOs, Marketplace breaks down complex topics related to business and the economy without industry jargon and over complicated explanations.

Written by Tenner Smith

Tenner Smith - I have experience in financial intelligence and automated intelligence. In industry I have worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Tenner Smith is a reporter at DF media.


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