John Holden: How local government can help grow your business

The Business Samurai

May 9 2022 • 36 mins

My next guest holds a position that for many of you is probably an underutilized resource in your own community to help you grow your business. John Holden is the Economic Development Director of Stafford County. For over 25 years, John navigated Maine tourism, community and economic development, and international business development. In 2018, he brought his knack for consensus building, and entrepreneurship to the Mid-Atlantic. Whether he’s stirring up new initiatives in Stafford or a recipe in the kitchen, John is passionate about creativity and innovation and seeks phenomenal results in the community. John holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in regional economics from the University of Maine. Mentioned in this episode: Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off This episode of the business samurai podcast is brought to you by Lammar Marie popcorn. You can get now one bag and get a second bag for half off with the code Barker at checkout. So if you like your snacks, a little sweet, a little salty, a little mixture of both. Go check out and all of the flavors that they have for your next snacking sensation. That is with code Barker at checkout for buy one, get one half off.