Leveraging Unique Regional Assets to Compete Globally: Registration is Now Open!

Leveraging Unique Regional Assets to Compete Globally: Spurring Job Creation Through Cluster Development and Transformation

June 9 - 11, 2013
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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before Friday, April 5, and save with our Early Registration Rates!

The industrial landscape is evolving dramatically - strengthening some sectors, while weakening others. The industries of yesterday have transformed, consolidated, gone offshore, or disappeared entirely. Economic developers today must stay ahead of the curve for their communities to be competitive in the global economy.

Attend the 2013 Spring Conference to discover emerging opportunities and grasp industry trends every economic developer needs to know. Learn how to leverage your communities' assets and industrial base to transform your economy and stimulate the growth of new clusters, companies and jobs. Featured industries for the 2013 Spring Conference include automotive research and development, higher education, energy conservation, homeland security and defense, and healthcare information technology.

Michigan as a Learning Laboratory
Michigan has had the second largest recovery among all states from the Great Recession. The Ann Arbor region has had sustained low unemployment throughout the recession and the recovery. Conference attendees can learn from this remarkable story and those of other regions around the country that have found new assets, and rediscovered and transformed existing assets, to create economic success.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:
David Brandon

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

David O. Egner
Executive Director
New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan
Detroit, MI

Larry Freed
CEO
ForeSee
Ann Arbor, MI

Doug Rothwell
President and CEO
Business Leaders of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Richard Sheridan
CEO
Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI

The Honorable Rick Snyder
Governor
State of Michigan

Cynthia H. Wilbanks
Vice President for Government Relations
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Reserve Your Hotel Today
The Campus Inn

615 East Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (800) 666-8693 or (734) 769-2200

IEDC room rate: Classic and Business Rooms: $151 single/ $174 double
Premium Rooms: $214 single/$237 double
Group rate cutoff: Friday, May 17, 2013

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