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Economic Development 411


The fifth annual Economic Development 411 (ED411) was held on December 2, 2016. More than 450 elected and appointed officials, civic leaders and business leaders joined the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange and Columbus 2020 for a day of insightful sessions and dialogue.

Scroll down for presentations and speaker bios from the two keynotes and the five breakouts, and let us know your thoughts about ED411 2016 here.
 

Keynotes


Cindi Marsiglio

Cindi Marsiglio, vice president of US Manufacturing at Walmart, is leads the company's mission to facilitate the increased presence of US-made goods in Walmart stores, as well as Walmart's Supplier Diversity program.

 

Alec Ross

Alec Ross, author and distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University, is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller "The Industries of the Future," speaks to audiences around the world about the future of our economy and society, and helps entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders navigate disruptive change.

 

Breakouts


Track 1
The Economic Development Strategic Plan: Meet your community's needs for economic prosperity


Session Description
Join us for a short tongue-in-cheek “Shark Tank” to witness how three fictitious communities fare when they go before the Sharks to seek funding to support their economic development efforts. We’ll discuss why a formal economic development plan matters, the suggested components of a plan and the Columbus Region’s forthcoming “Prepared Communities Win” initiative.
 
Participants
Jason Bechtold, Economic Development Director, City of Westerville
Horton Hobbs, Vice President of Economic Development, The Chamber of Greater Springfield
Patty Huddle, Senior Vice President Economic Development, Columbus 2020
Robert Lamb, Economic Development Director, Delaware County
Matt McCollister, Senior Vice President Economic Development, Columbus 2020

Moderator
Kenny McDonald, President and CEO, Columbus 2020

Presentation

 

 

Track 2
Infrastructure Fuels Growth: Rethinking funding solutions


Session Description
As demand for infrastructure grows and economic growth produces more demands for funding, governments, infrastructure investors, project owners and sponsors are being urged to rethink the value of collaboration in solving funding issues. 

Speakers
Chris Bauserman, County Engineer, Delaware County
William Murdock, Executive Director, MORPC
Thom Slack, Planning & Programs Administrator, ODOT
Nelson Yoder, Principal, Crawford Hoying

Moderator
William Murdock, Executive Director, MORPC

Presentation

 

 

Track 3
Collaboration: Why it's important to economic development


Session Description
This session will provide insight into how the creation of Columbus 2020 and JobsOhio and collaboration at local, regional and state levels have made economic development in our state and region more successful now than at any time in our history. 

Speakers
Eric Phillips, Executive Director, Union County Economic Development Partnership
Kristi Tanner, Senior Managing Director, JobsOhio

Presentation

 

 

Track 4
Economic Development 101: What elected officials need to know


Session Description
This session focuses on targeted areas of economic development impact for elected officials including local business engagement, community and business intelligence, and strategic communication. 

Speakers
Michele Blair, Economic Development Director, City of Mason
Theodore J. Staton, City Manager, City of Upper Arlington
Nathan Strum, Executive Director, GROW Licking County Community Improvement Corporation

Moderator
Colleen Gilger, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, City of Dublin

Presentation

 

 

Track 5
Taxes and Incentives: How communities can encourage development


Session Description
Learn about the competitive nature of economic development, incentives and strategies local communities and professionals have used to win desired projects. 

Speakers
Christine Bustamante, Principal, Global Location and Expansion Services, KPMG
Greg Daniels, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Ryan Scribner, Economic Development Director, Pickaway Progress Partnership

Presentation

 

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