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Dustin McKissen is the CEO and founder of McKissen + Company, a marketing and communications firm that works with communities and economic development organizations across the country. Before starting his own company he managed several trade associations and served as the director of operations for the Northern Arizona Council of Governments.

McKissen has been twice named a "Top Voice" on management and culture by LinkedIn and serves as a columnist for Inc., CNBC, VentureBeat and Silicon Prairie News. He received his master's degree in public administration from Northern Arizona University and his bachelor's degree in public policy from Prescott College.

February 19, 2019

Want to Attract Talented Workers? Find a Better Way to Tell Your City's Story.

If your community really has a lot to offer, you need to think beyond the press release.
May 8, 2018

Why Communities Across America Struggle to Fill Jobs

When both unemployment and wages are low, it's going to be difficult for employers to find the workers they need. They need to understand that from the outset.
November 27, 2017

The Startup World’s Debt to the Public Sector

A lot of entrepreneurs don't understand that government's support is critical to many of the innovations they rely on.
October 30, 2017

I Left My Company to Work in Local Government. Here’s Why.

What Washington does is important, but we feel the impact of state and local government every day.