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Economic Development 411

Overview

2016 Event Overview

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.

Keynote Speakers

Cindi Marsiglio

Cindi Marsiglio, vice president of US Manufacturing at Walmart, 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.

Track 1: The Economic Development Strategic Plan

Session Description

A tongue-in-cheek “Shark Tank” was held to witness how three fictitious communities fared before the Sharks as they sought funding to support their economic development efforts. Participants discussed 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


ED411 | 2016 | The Economic Development Strategic Plan on SlideShare

Track 2: Infrastructure Fuels Growth

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


ED411 | 2016 | Infrastructure Fuels Growth on SlideShare

 

Track 3: Collaboration

Session Description

This session provided 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


ED411 | 2016 | Collaboration on SlideShare

Track 4: Economic Development 101

Session Description

This session focused 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


ED411 | 2016 | Economic Development 101 on SlideShare

Track 5: Taxes and Incentives

Session Description

Participants learned 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


ED411 | 2016 | Taxes and Incentives on SlideShare