How "Locally Owned" Drives Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and New Investment

Steering Towards the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity

Fort Worth, TX │ October 19-22, 2014
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Join IEDC for this year’s best future-focused economic development event. You’ll leave with useful take-aways to help your community capitalize on the main trends in our accelerating global economy.

Panel Spotlight: Growing Local: How "Locally Owned" Drives Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and New Investment

Studies from over six US states and Canadian provinces show that locally-owned businesses return as much as two to three times more wealth per dollar spent to their communities than their non-local counterparts. This session will feature three short, interactive case studies from places that are catalyzing the power of local business to revitalize urban and rural economies. 

What you will learn: 

  • The impact of local ownership in creating additional jobs and wealth within your community 
  • How to communicate the importance of local ownership and economic multipliers to the media, elected officials, and people in your community 
  • Tips for assisting local businesses across different industry sectors 

Expert Speakers Include:

Kimber Lanning
Executive Director
Local First Arizona
Phoenix, AZ 

James Johnson-Piett
Principal and CEO
Urbane Development, LLC
New York, NY 

Matthew Raker
Vice President
Entrepreneurship & AdvantageGreen
AdvantageWest Economic Development Group
Fletcher, NC 

Don't miss out on the largest international gathering of economic development professionals in the world. Learn more about this year's conference program.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today!

Omni Fort Worth 
1300 Houston Street 
Fort Worth, TX 76102 

IEDC room rate: $229 single/double 
Group rate cutoff: Monday, September 22, 2014 
Reservations: (800) 843-6664 
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