Collaboration for Success: Utilities for a Green Future Web Seminar

Collaboration for Success: Utilities for a Green Future Web Seminar

International Economic Development Council

Collaboration for Success: Utilities for a Green Future
Date: Thursday, May 28
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Costs: $85 for members, $125 for non-members
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 26


The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presents the 2009 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.

With climate change now firmly centered on the federal agenda and competitive companies demanding greener practices from suppliers and communities, companies and communities are realizing that ‘green' is good for the bottom line. Your local utility can be your biggest ally to meet these emerging demands with significant economic benefits.

BUSINESS BENEFIT FROM ED-UTILITY PARTNERSHIPS: For your businesses struggling to survive, learning to tap into renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies – solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and others – can help cut costs, reallocate resources, create new jobs and grow their customer base.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS FROM PARTNERSHIPS WITH UTILITIES: As many global companies are now factoring green criteria into their location decision-making, making utility partnerships an important part of marketing and attraction. As federal policy and shifting customer demand create unrelenting pressure and attractive incentives for cleaner, more efficient companies, economic developers must be prepared to assist their local businesses adapt to these trends and grab new opportunities.

On May 28, hear leaders from forward-thinking, proactive utility companies provide insight and tips into the benefits economic development-utility partnerships.

Discussion Topics Include:
• Find out how renewable energies can benefit businesses and create new jobs
• Understand the roles that utility companies can play in sustainable economic development
• Explore how to work collaboratively with your local utility company


Bruce H. Braine
Bruce H. Braine is vice president for strategic policy analysis for American Electric Power Service Corp. In this position, he focuses on analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policy as well as analysis and development of long-term environmental and energy strategy for AEP.

Ervan Hancock III
Ervan Hancock is the Manager of Renewable and Green Strategies for Georgia Power. In his role he is responsible for the direction of the company's green energy programs, energy efficiency programs, corporate sustainability and renewable research programs.

Space is limited! Register today:…

IEDC's June Web Seminar:
June 25, 2009 - Local Marketing on the Global Scale
Discover new tools to market your community in the global economy.
• Gerald Gordon, Ph.D., FM, HLM, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
• Judith Walker, Marketing and Operations Director, OCO Global


Here are just a few ways that we have made it easy for you:

• All you need is an internet connection & a telephone land line!
• One registration is good for the whole office – invite your staff into the conference room for maximum benefit.
• No travel, no hotel and no lost days from the office. It couldn't be easier!


CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle will earn two Level II points. If you have questions or would like more information about the CEcD program, please contact Kobi Enwemnwa at [email protected].

Posted May 21, 2009

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