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Gone to Texas


Welcome to "Gone to Texas," the official podcast of the Texas Economic Development Connection. On every episode, we share the stories of business owners and CEOs who have relocated or expanded their business into Texas. Our goal is to use these stories as a guide to helps others who are ready to hang a sign on the door that says, Gone to Texas.

About the Host

"Super" Dave Quinn, CEcD

Managing Partner and Founder

"Super" Dave Quinn, CEcD, as he is known around the country, is a seasoned Certified Economic Development Professional, delivering a range of consulting, training, and coaching services for Economic Development Agencies and their executives.

He is a professional speaker, podcast host, and economic development coach, inspiring others to take ownership of their lives and positively impact the world by sharing their God-given talents and abilities. He travels the country encouraging audiences to pursue their purpose and live their personal best. He coaches

Dave is the founder of Day One Experts, a collection of the country's best-known Public-Private interaction specialists. Day One Experts offers fractional and interim economic and community development services for communities around the country. Dave is currently serving as Interim Economic Manager for the Town of Fairview.

Dave also founded the Texas Economic Development Connection in 2020 to help reduce the cost and stress business owners face when relocating or expanding into Texas. By connecting business owners with professional economic developers from across the state, the TexasEDConnecton gives business owners access to the resources needed to help minimize the impact on their bottom line when expanding or relocating their business.

Before leaping into entrepreneurship, Dave served as Vice President of Frisco Economic Development Corp. in Frisco, TX. He helped lead a team of highly skilled economic developers in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Delivering 58 projects totaling 21 million square feet of potential development, 43,000 potential jobs, and capital investment over $3 Billion since 2015.

Known as a difference-maker, Dave is an established trust agent in his community and among his peers. He is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist at industry conferences on wellness, leadership, economic development, marketing, and social media topics.