Advancing Economic Development in California’s Central Valley with Julie Herd of Go-Biz

Les Mood interviewing Julie Herd in Fresno, California on the Destination for Innovation

Advancing Economic Development in California’s Central Valley with Julie Herd of Go-Biz

In this Destination for Innovation episode from Fresno, California, we meet Julie Herd, Regional Business Development Specialist, Central Valley at California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) and a key figure in California’s economic development . Julie shares her unique background, including her early achievements in agriculture, and her journey through various roles impacting communities and businesses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Julie talks about her formative experiences, including working in a large animal vet clinic and holding an American Farmer degree from FFA.
  • Her current role at Go-Biz involves liaising with businesses and innovators, fostering environmentally friendly and innovative solutions in California.
  • Julie emphasizes the importance of communication, community involvement, and staying informed about available resources and opportunities.

Driving Community Growth:

  • Julie’s work focuses on bridging gaps between public and private sectors, promoting economic development and innovation.
  • She identifies key challenges like affordable housing, sustainable power, and water resources, underscoring their importance in state development.
  • Her advice includes never assuming and following the principles of ‘The Four Agreements’ for effective communication and collaboration.

Explore this insightful discussion on economic development, community engagement, and the pathways to a better world. Brought to you by The City of Bakersfield and GreenTech Network.

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