2014 VEDA Fall Conference: Governor's Conference on Economic Development
October 7-9, 2014 in Richmond Virginia
Join VEDA members and guests for the 2014 Fall Conference/Governor's Conference on Economic Development at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump, October 7-9, 2014. Continuing with our
Building Momentum theme the Conference will focus on Increasing the Odds: Deal-Making in the New Economy.
With so many factors impacting a project's success, this year's Fall Conference will help communities better understand the tools and strategies that can help 'close the deal' in a changing economy. We'll open the day by defining the new economy. We'll then transition to a discussion about local strategies and partnerships that have made the difference for communities in Virginia's capital region. The committee has added a new twist on lunch this year, which will focus on Table Topics, encouraging group conversations about a variety of timely topics. After lunch we'll hear from a panel of consultants who will share perspectives on community elimination during site selection. We'll conclude with an overview of two IEDC reports: More than Money: Alternative Incentives that Benefit Companies & Communities; and Measuring Success New Metrics for Economic Development Organizations.
The last day of the conference will feature the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and Governor Terry McAuliffe who will discuss Virginia's Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
Mark your calendar and register today. We look forward to seeing you in the Richmond region in October. Stay tuned for the next edition of Conference Connection for new information!