IC² Best Practices Series

The IC2 Best Practices Series shares insights from experts in community and economic development. Hear from a wide range of interviewees—from entrepreneurs, professors, philanthropists, and community leaders—as they discuss their experiences and ideas on economic development in the areas of workforce, broadband, education, health, media, and more.

IC2 is committed to our mission to better understand and support remote and rural communities across Texas, U.S., and beyond. We partner and collaborate with experts and practitioners across sectors plus catalyze faculty research at the University of Texas focused on economic recovery and regional collaboration. Learn more about our recent efforts including Regional Economic Recovery Initiative, Home to Texas, and the Regional XLR8.

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Joseph Kopser – Being a Catalyst: Networks and Connections

Joseph Kopser, a veteran, entrepreneur, and strategist, shares how to become a catalyst for change in your community in conversation with Riffat Manasia of the IC² Institute. Learn more about Joseph’s work and his recently released book, Catalyst, at...

Steven Pedigo – Re-thinking the Playbook for Resilience

Steven Pedigo, Professor of Practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, shares how communities outside urban areas can re-think development practices in conversation with Riffat Manasia of the IC² Institute. The IC2 Best Practices Video Library shares insights...

Dr. Craig Watkins – Millennials in a Post-Pandemic World

Dr. Craig Watkins, Professor at the Moody College of Communication, shares how millennials have an important role to play in a post-pandemic world in conversation with Riffat Manasia of the IC² Institute. The IC2 Best Practices Video Library shares insights from...