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2015 Annual Conference

Developing Economic Opportunity and Economic Resilience
Turning Economic Devastation into Economic Opportunity by Melissa Ehlinger and Robin Keegan
Economic Disaster Recovery Project by Kent Rupert

Dishing up Local Food Chains for Economic Development
Seafood as Local Food in Alaska by Kelly Harrell

In It To Win It: Competitions for Your Start-Up Economy
Path to Prosperity by Alana Peterson
Hong Kong The Global Connector for Startups by Simon Galpin
Competitions by Katie Baker

Discovering Economic Development Opportunity in Protected Lands
Three Kids Mine and Mill Site Remediation and Redevelopment Project by Barbra Coffee
Discovering Economic Development Opportunity in Projected Lands by Diane Wieland
Beyond Commodities: Viewing Federal Public Lands as Community Assets by Steve Cohn

The Savvy Negotiator: Winning Projects for Less Cost
The Savvy Negotiator: Winning Projects for Less Cost by Angelos Angelou
EDRP on Incentives by Tim Chase
Negotiating Effectively by Ellen Walkowiak

Learning Lab: Open Mic: Economic Development on a Shoestring
Economic Development on a shoestring Budget by John Regan
Economic Development on a shoestring by Whitney Slightham

Chair's Welcome and Monday Morning Plenary Session
Alaska Permanent Fund Designed for Sustainability by Randall Hoffbeck

Cashing in on Culture
Red Deer County Arts, Culture and Economic Development by Sandra Badry

The Push-Pull of Zoning and Regulatory Changes
Evaluating Economic Development Impacts of Zoning by Robert Lewis
The Push-Pull of Zoning and Regulatory Changes: Williamsburg Arts District by Michele DeWitt
Anchorage's New Zoning Code by Tom Davis

Bring Bonnie Back: Attracting Jobs from Abroad
Bring Bonnie Back: Attracting Jobs from Abroad by Jay Moon
Success Stories by Jamie Stitt
Bring Bonnie Back - Attracting Jobs from Abroad by Judith Walker
Bring Bonnie Back by Mark Schmit

Public-Private Partnerships: Expanding the Traditional Model
AIDEA Overview by AIDEA

Defining Issues Luncheon
Arctic Investment Opportunity by Mead Treadwell

Putting Economic Development in the Hands of the Locals
Anchorage Live. Work. Play. by Bill Popp

Vacant Spaces to Happening Places: How to Orchestrate a Turnaround
Vacant Spaces to Happening Places: How to Orchestrate a Turnaround by John Shirey
The Importance of Local Ownership in Places that Matter by Kimber Lanning
Vacant Spaces > Happening Places by Lyz Crane

Boosting Your Smart City Credentials: Solutions & Good Practice
Boosting Your Smart City Credentials: Soulutions & Good Practice by Lea Deesing
Improving Economic Competitiveness and Vitality A Smarter Approach to Economic Development by Todd Kelsey
Smart Cities = 21st Century Government by Efrem Bycer

The Case for Collaboration: Practical Ways EDOs and DMOs Can Work Together
Practical Ways EDOS and DMOS can work together by Caroline Beteta, Annette Rummel, Ben Teague

Lessons from Abroad: Bringing New Economic Development Ideas Home
Invest in Durham Region by Kathy Weiss
Calibaja by Rudy Andrade

Because We're Worth It: Communicating Your EDO's Value
Because We're Worth It: Communicating Your EDO's Value by Allison Larsen

Partnering for Growth: Universities and Economic Development Round Robin
Partnering for Growth: Universities and Economic Development Round Robin by LaDene Bowen, Gary Ballew, Janice Kleinwort, Mary Rajek

Learning Lab: Design and Customize Workforce Solutions of Business Recruitment: A Case Study
Customize Workforce Solutions of Business Recruitment: A Case Study by Doug Bartz, Debbie Davidson, Heather Wessling

Wake Up with County Data: NACO County Economic Tracker
NACO's County Economic Tracker 2014 by Emilia Istrate

Tuesday Morning Plenary Session>
Alaska - The Pathway Ahead by Alice Rogoff
The U.S. Economy: Now and Looking Ahead by Mark Doms

Housing Matters: The Importance of Affordable Housing for Economic Competitiveness
Housing Matters: The Importance of Affordable Housing for Economic Competitiveness by Jane Campbell, Ernestine Garey, Carol Gore, David Schwartz

Town Halls
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25,000 - 200,000
200,000 - 500,000
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A Place to Call Home: Attracting Economic Development Talent
A Place to Call Home: Attracting Economic Development Talent by Ioanna Morfessis
Greater Sacramento by Barry Broome
Arizona Commerce Authority by Keith Watkins
Sam Houston State University by Michael Fortunato
A Place to Call Home: Attracting Economic Development Talent by Rodrick Miller

Inclusive Development: Meeting Equity Challenges through Economic Development
Equity and Economic Development by John Sternlicht
Community Ventures by Michael Finney
Economic Development The Unususal Suspects by Cecilia Mowatt
Alternative Beliefs and Institutions for Inclusive Development by Peter Hammer

Breath of Fresh Air: Cultivating an Outdoor Recreation Cluster
The Role of Marketing in Developing an Outdoor Recreation Cluster by Jeff Welch
Outdoor Recreation Leading Rebranding Repositioning for the entire community by Tom Christopulos

Open for Business: Industrial Site Readiness
Retrhinking Redevelopment and Reusing Brownfields by David Lloyd
Open for Business: Industrial Site Readiness by Vann Cunningham
Select Tennessee by Kendrick Curtis

Energy: Boom, Bust and Everything in Between
Indigenous Center of Energy by Cheryl Cardinal
Vancouver is Cultivating a Renewable Future by Bryan Buggey
Aloha IEDC by Jeanne Skog

Constructive Criticism: Economic Development Websites Under the Microscope
Constructive Criticism: Economic Development Websites Under the Microscope by Dariel Curren

Mission Investments: Innovative Capital for Economic Development
Community Reinvestment Fund by Frank Altman

New Lands, New Opportunities: Doing Business in Remote Locations
Alaska's Remote Economy by Christi Bell
Remote and Isolated Australia by Simon Millcock

Ignite IEDC
Ignite

Scenes from a Boardroom
Scenes From a Boardroom by Andy Levine
Business and People Prosper Here by David Griggs

Business Location Consultants Forum
Business Location Consultants Forum by Gene DePrez
Gasb Rules and Economic Developers: Challenges, Requirements, & Questions by Robert Lewis

2015 Future Forum

Opening Plenary Session: The Talent Equation
Kohler Co by Brent Ellis


Anchors Aweigh! Helping Your Marine Trades Set Sail
North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance by Ann Franz
IEDC Economic Future Forum by Doug Mattoon


Growing Strong: The Food and Beverage Supply Chain
Hamilton Food Industry Presentation by Neil Everson
FaB Wisconsin by Shelley Jurewicz
Southern Idaho All Things Food by Jan Rogers


Tapping into the Lucrative Water Industry
Future Role of Water in Economic Growth by Melinda Kruyer


Monday Plenary Session
Embracing Madness by Sue Wallace


Better Together: Strength in Coopetition
Clusters - Industry Engaged Economic Development by Connie Loden
A Practitioner's Perspective Developing Industry Cluster Programs and Fostering Coopetition by Jeff Marcell
Creating an Ecosystem for Industry Collaboration by Ann Marie Stieritz


Designed to Work: Infrastructure to Best Support Your Local Industries
Designed to Work: Customized Infrastructure to Best Support Your Local Industries by Vemon Gerth
Designed to Thrive by Dixon Holmes


Welcoming Foreign Direct Investment to Enhance Industry Opportunities
World Business Chicago by Tom Bartkoski
Columbus Indiana by Jason Hester
Foreign Direct Investment by Maureen Krauss


Better the Second Time Around: Industrial Renewal
Better the Secon Time Around - Industrial Revival by Ted Abernathy
Better the Second Time Around: Industrial Renewal by Jack Rink
Better the Second Time Around: Industrial Renewal by Scott Unger


Spin-Offs: Anchor Employers as Drivers to the Start-Up Economy
University of Illinois - Economic Impact Entrepreneurship & University Spin-Offs by Laura Frerichs
Supporting Entrepreneurial Spin-Offs by Carol Lauffer
Spin-Offs: Anchor Employers as Drivers to the Start-Up Economy by David Ryan
Spin-Offs: Anchor Employers as Drivers to the Start-Up Economy by Kim Zeuli


Opportunities Abound: Composites and Advanced Materials Manufacturing
Why is the Advanced Composite Cluster important to Utah? by Terrence Bride
Opportunities Abound: Composites and Advanced Materials Manufacturing by Lisa Herr
Oak Ridge National Laboratory by Jesse Smith


Makerspaces: Creative Places for Economic Opportunities
The Chicago Southland by Reggie Greenwood
Makerspaces: Supporting our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem by Lori Mullins


Pulse on Prosperity: Building Your Medical Technologies and Services Cluster
Pulse on Prosperity: Building Your Medical Technology and Services Cluster by Stephen Chait
Pulse on Prosperity: Building Your Medical Technology and Services Cluster by Mike Meidel


Fostering Economic Opportunity: Creating a Culture of Putting People to Work
In Demand by Carsten Hohnke


Ignite
Undergraduate Entrepreneurship by Peter Abramo
Welcome to "THE Cheesehead State" by Victor Grassman
Pressure Chamber by Kevin Little
In Search of Solid Ground by Harold Pettigrew, Jr.
What I learned about economic development from the Green Bay Packers by Della Rucker
Portage Enterprise Center by Steven Sobiek
Transform Milwaukee by Wyman Winston


Plenary Session
Innovation Needs a Neighborhood by Aaron Olver


2015 Federal Economic Development Forum

Special Session: Reshoring In Practical Terms $
Defining the Reshoring Discussion by Lynn A. Knight, CEcD
Reshoring in Practical Terms: Tools by Harry Moser
Reshoring in Practical Terms: Status of Discussions by Harry Moser
America's Advanced Industries by Mark Muro
Reshoring in PA by Ryan Unger


Roundtable: Political RealTalk
Follow the money by Christiana McFarland


Breakout: The Inescapable Truth About Water: We all need it !
The Big Picture When It Comes to Water and our Nation's Seaports by Kurt Nagle
Water Infrastructure Financing by Dr.Andrew Sawyers


Breakout: Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Exports: eCommerce & Services
U.S. Trade in Services Statistics by Kristy Howell
Opening markets Generating Exports by Anna Humphrey


Building Resiliency in Your Economy
Building Resiliency in Your Economy by Sue Southon, Bonnie Canal
Building Resiliency in Your Economy by Harriett Tregoning


Breakout: Data and Information: Fueling Your Economy
Data and Information: Fueling Your Economy by Chris Chmura, PhD
BLS and You by Dr. Erica Groshen


Policy Dinner
2015 IEDC Federal Forum by Mark E. Doms, PhD


Breakout: Revitalize, Repurpose, Reborn: from Small Town to Downtown
Revitalize, Repurpose, Reborn by Stanley H. Gimont
504 Loan Program, U.S. Small Business Administration by Linda Reilly and Linda Rusche
Art Works by Jason Schupbach


2015 Leadership Summit

Micropreneurs and Microbusinesses: The Oft Forgotten Job Creators
Micropreneurs and Microbusiness: The Oft Forgotten Job Creators by Claudia Viek, Bruce Seifer, Lawrence Morrissey
DIY by Claudia Viek, Bruce Seifer, Lawrence Morrissey
Opportunity in the Making


Exploring the Impacts of a Virtual Workforce
Exploring the Impacts of a Virtual Workforce by Sara Hendricks
Connected Tennessee by Corey Johns
Home Based Workers by Roger Zalneraitis


Professional Development Workshop: Strategies for the Work/Life Balance
Strategies for Work-Life Balance by Ron Kitchens


State of the Economic Development Industry
State of the Economic Development Industry Report by Jeffrey Finkle


Plenary Session
Work and Learn by Parminder Jassal
Global Opportunities for Florida Seaports by Bill Johnson


Expanding International Trade: Post-Panamax and the Impacts on Global Trade Routes and Logistics
The Florida Story by Alice Ancona
Panama Canal: Winners and Losers? by Vann Cunningham
Panama Canal Expansion: Factors Influencing Links Between Trade and Economic Development in the US Economy by Stephen Fitzroy


Local Food Movements and Fresh Opportunities for Local Entrepreneurs
Detroit Eastern Market by Dan Carmody
Appalachian Center for Economic Networks by Angie Maiden
Louisville Forward by Mary Wiederwohl


It’s an Appy World: The Next Best Thing in Economic Development Marketing
Explore Prince George's County by J. Matthew Neitzey
It's an Appy World: The Next Best Thing in Economic Development Marketing by Matt Wolfe


EDRP Recent Research: Working Within, Around, and Outside of the System - Comprehensive Workforce Development for Economic Developers
Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear by Dee Baird
Key Strategies for Successful Economic Development/Workforce Partnerships by Gerry Genovese
ACT Foundation by Tobin Kyte
Strengthening the Regional Workforce by Denise Reid


Professional Development Workshop: Interview Skills from Both Sides of the Table
Intervie Power - The Secrets of a Successful CEO Interview by Robin Reiter-Faragalli, Mike Langley, Joseph Pallot, Larry Williams, David Smith


Discussion Roundtables
Discussion Roundtable Handout


Ignite
From Locally Reactive to Globally Proactive: The Rebranding of an Industrial Airport by Jody Bryson
Great Falls, Montana Development Authority by Brett Doney
Talent Matters: Higher Education and Economic Development and Manufacturing by Bill Michalerya
We're All in This Together by Stacey Osborne
Yeah, it does suck. But it doesn't have to. by Della Rucker
Driving Economic Competitiveness by John Sampson
Goodbye Business Plan. Hello Action. by Ada Stein
Start where you are. by Alan Tio
Why Economic Development? by Lawrence Twele


Discussion Roundtables
Discussion Roundtable Handout


Plenary Session
A Behavioral Leadership Model for Top Performing Economic Development Executives by James Thompson, David Smith, Shari Nourick


Income Inequality and Economic Mobility: What is the role of the Economic Developer?
Setting the Stage: Economic Mobility and Inequality by Todd Greene


Addressing the Shifts in the Energy Landscape
New business models in the changing industry landscape by Hector Artze
Addressing the Shifts in the Energy Landscape by David Maahs