Dustin McKissen is the vice president of entrepreneurship and marketing for the St. Charles County (Mo.) Economic Development Council. Before joining the EDC, he owned a content marketing company, managed several trade associations, and served as a division coordinator and branch chief for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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.

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.