"Best Practices in Regional Economic Development" 2011 Series
In 2011, we will continue our successful "Best Practices in Regional Economic Development" series. Our program is open to all members of the Greater St. Louis Economic Development Network.
This year's speaker series will bring local economic developers face-to-face with some timely and relevant issues presented by top leaders in their respective fields. This is a rare opportunity to gain insight directly from top experts who have honed the "best practices" for cultivating regional growth and sustainability.
Our topics will include: The Wal-Mart Way, the Gateway Arch 2015, the RCGA Strategic Plan, and much more.
We hope you'll join us for all six sessions. Have questions? Please contact Jim Alexander at 314-444-1135 or by email at email@example.com.
The 2011 Schedule
All meetings will be held at the St. Louis RCGA offices in the Regional Collaboration Center located on the 13th floor of One Metropolitan Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, unless otherwise noted. The 2011 schedule is as follows:
Site Selection: The Wal-Mart Way Speaker: Gary Laffoon, Executive Director, Missouri CORE
Regional Workforce Development Initiatives Speaker: Blair Forlaw, Vice President for Regional Talent Development, RCGA Click here for Blair's presentation
Why Economic Development Agencies Should Care about "Aftercare": A Systematic Approach to Business Retention and Development Speaker: Oliver (Skip) Dulle Jr., President, Dulle & Company International
Entrepreneurship Education Speaker: Pete Peters, Ph.D., Executive Director, Innovate VMS Clickhere for Pete's presentation Speaker: Jim Brasunas, Director, IT Entrepreneur Network Click here for Jim's presentation
Multi-Modal Supply Chain Briefing Speaker: Andy Shapiro, Managing Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro Speaker: Jim Reeb, President, Institute St. Onge Click here for Andy and Jim's presentation Click here for the full report
Special Guest: Richard Fleming, President & CEO, St. Louis RCGA Click here for Dick's presentation