2017 Convention Economic Development Track Pack (5 sessions)

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Captured live from the 2017 ACCE Annual Convention in Nashville. Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes. Sessions include: Automation, Globalization, and Economic Development; Lessons from Site Selectors; Place Branding and the Battle for Talent; Expanding Global Opportunities; and From Strategy to Action: Lessons in Economic Development.


Cost: $49.00
Pricing is for 1 year of unlimited access for all your chamber staff. Economic Development Track Pack includes:


Automation, Technology, and Economic Development
Presented by:  Ryan Mooney, CEcD, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (Mo.) (Moderator); Ann Petersen, Vice President, Integrated Portfolio Services, JLL; Sarah White, Senior Consultant, McCallum Sweeney; Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development GroupMeg Schneider, IOM, Senior Vice President of Business Resources and Community Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership (Iowa) (Panelists)

Automation, technology and workforce trends are changing economic development deals in the manufacturing space. Learn from a panel of site consultants how states and communities are evolving their incentive packages to respond to the growing trend of automation and the best models for communities that are preparing workers for the automated manufacturing environment. Audio only (no slides). 


Expanding Global Opportunities
Presented by: Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (Moderator); Didi Caldwell, Principal, Global Local Strategies; Florian Stamm, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; and Rajeev Thakur, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Panelists)

Global shifts in economic policy around trade agreements, imports, and exports can cause business investment uncertainty and misaligned recruitment and incentive strategies. A panel of site selection consultants will explore how this uncertainty could impact your community’s ability to attract and retain businesses investment.


From Strategy to Action: Lessons in Economic Development
Presented by:  Mac Holladay, CCE, PCED, LM, HLM, CEO, Market Street Services, Inc. (Moderator): Brian Anderson, President & CEO, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce (Ga.); Tara Barney, President & CEO, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (Iowa/Ill.); and Adam Knapp, President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (La.). 


Achieve your community's economic development goals when you learn how to turn economic insights into community action. Incorporating real world examples from your peers, this session will explore how to transform your strategic planning process into real and consistent action.


Lessons from Site Selectors
Presented by:  Lori Becklenberg, Vice President, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber (Moderator); Jeannette Goldsmith, President, Goldsmith Strategy; Kate McEnroe, Principal, Kate McEnroe Consulting; and Chris Schwinden, Vice President, Site Selection Group 

Our panel of veteran site selection consultants will discuss changes in economic development, share expectations about the future and answer your questions. Audio only (no slides). 


Place Branding and the Battle for Talent
Presented by: Dariel Curran, Senior Vice President, Development Counsellors International (Moderator); Adrienne Cole, President & CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (N.C.); Caitlin Holland, Vice President of Investor Relations, Shoals Chamber of Commerce (Ala.); and Sybil Topel, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce (Tenn.) (Panelists)


Chambers that are effective in telling a story about what it means to live and work in a community make it more enticing for workers of all ages to be a part of that story. Hear from a panel of chamber executives who have been successful in developing, curating, and marketing their communities’ brands to current and potential members of the workforce. Learn how to identify opportunities for branding, and how to market that brand for talent attraction, talent retention, and overall economic development.




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