IEDC Presents The Future of Economic Development at $5.00 a Gallon: What Energy Prices Mean to Economic Developers Web Seminar

IEDC Presents The Future of Economic Development at $5.00 a Gallon: What Energy Prices Mean to Economic Developers Web Seminar

International Economic Development Council

DATE: Thursday, October 2
TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
COST: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 30
LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS: Emailed to participants on Wednesday, October 1

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presents the 2008 Web Seminar Series – a cost-effective, professional development program. The series provides an online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

While there has been some relief at the pump lately, the U.S. has entered an era of sustained high energy prices, and the consequences are complicated and far-reaching. The rapidly escalating price of energy is altering the location choices of businesses and people with subsequent impacts on the competitive location advantages of communities.

The magnitude of this issue cannot be understated. It is transforming: workforce commuting patterns and access to workers; business location priorities from lower cost locations to denser locations closer to markets and distribution channels; and where and how people play and consume.

Join us and a panel of experienced economic developers on October 2nd to discuss the impact of increasing energy prices on economic development and what communities can do to adjust and prosper.

Discussion topics will include:
• Business and talent attraction and retention
• Transportation, transit, logistics, and supply change management
• Tourism and recreation
Density and Population shifts
• Differing impacts on urban, suburban and rural communities
• Industry transformations

Space is limited, register today!

W. Kurt Foreman, President, Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation (NLEDF)

Mr. Foreman leads a six-member staff focused on growing the economy in Northwest Louisiana. The Foundation works alongside many partners on business expansion/attraction, marketing/image enhancement, workforce marketing and government procurement assistance efforts. The NLEDF is a regionally focused economic development marketing program focused on ten parishes of northwest Louisiana with offices in Shreveport and Minden, LA.
Register today. Space is limited so don't delay.

Dean Whittaker, President, Whittaker Associates, Inc.

Dean Whittaker is President of Whittaker Associates, whose goal is to create, invent, learn and teach. He is often asked to assist on projects as a coach/advisors to the team sharing my 30 years of experience in economic development and industrial/commercial real estate. Dean also performs one-on-one mentoring of economic development professionals and entrepreneurs.

Posted September 19, 2008

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