Dustin McKissen  |  Contributor

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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.

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Will COVID-19 Push Businesses Away from the Coasts?

There's a good chance that midsize cities and smaller towns in the heartland will see renewed interest from companies looking for places that combine desirable amenities with sparser populations.

June 19, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Social Media Opportunities Local Governments Are Missing

It shouldn't be just for announcing meetings, holiday office closures or road construction. Local governments should see platforms like Twitter and Facebook as powerful tools for building community, not just posting city hall selfies.

February 14, 2020
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Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

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.

February 19, 2019
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Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

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.

May 8, 2018
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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.

November 27, 2017
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Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

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.

October 30, 2017
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