The sixth annual Economic Development 411 (ED411) will be held on December 1, 2017. More than 400 elected and appointed officials, civic leaders and business leaders will join the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange and Columbus 2020 for a day of insightful sessions and dialogue.
Cost is $25 per attendee. Registration is available here.
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:30 – 8:25 a.m. | Networking and Breakfast
8:25 – 9:20 a.m. | Morning General Session
Keynote Speaker: Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder and Partner, Drive Capital (see Keynote Speakers tab)
9:35 – 10:35 a.m. | Breakout Sessions #1
Five breakout sessions offered (see Breakout Sessions tab)
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Breakout Sessions #2
Repeat same five breakout sessions
Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch and Afternoon General Session
Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
1739 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210
ED411 is an IEDC recognized event for CEcD credit
The Columbus 2020 Regional Economic Development Strategy was launched in 2010, and something very important happened to the Columbus Region shortly thereafter – Venture Capitalist Mark Kvamme arrived in Ohio from the West Coast to lead JobsOhio, the newly formed private Ohio economic development organization. He brought with him a career of successful company launches, strategic investing experience and a different lens through which he saw economic development opportunities in the state of Ohio. Before long, Mark returned to his roots of identifying and investing in companies poised for success by co-founding Drive Capital with partners Andy Jenks, Nick Solaro and Chris Olsen.
Join us to hear Mark’s reflections about Ohio economic development and the Region going forward. Always insightful, entertaining and provocative, Mark’s address is one you will not want to miss.
Track 1: Economic development tools and policies
Track 2: Disruptions through technology – what is the impact on economic development?
Track 3: Economic development for newly elected officials
Track 4: Redevelopment revisited
Track 5: Site selection short list – how to get on and stay on the list