Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community – Upcoming Webinar, August 16

Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community – Upcoming Webinar, August 16

International Economic Development Council

Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community

DATE: Thursday, August 16
TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
PRICE: $85 for IEDC members, $125 for Non-members
QUESTIONS? Please contact [email protected]

Clean tech offers broad location opportunities for economic development that you might not be aware of. Attend IEDC's August 16 webinar, "Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community", and you'll learn how communities are using clean tech as an economic development tool, and how you can become the go-to resource for businesses looking to navigate and prosper in the clean tech space.

Unlike many other industries, clean tech's geographic centers are up for grabs. Cities large and small are competing to secure new jobs and investment in the clean tech sector. The scalable nature inherent in much of clean technology means that small, early-stage firms usually do not require the large infrastructure and logistic service found in large communities.

During this period of limited financing, the funding options for clean technology businesses are more plentiful than other industries are likely to find. Important examples of these diverse financing sources include the Obama administration's having marked $80 billion for clean energy support, fast growing foreign direct investment in the U.S. clean technology industry, strong venture capital participation, and large global corporate investment in clean sector companies.

If you want to bring new business and employment benefits to your community, attend IEDC's August 16 "Nurturing Clean Tech and its Benefits in Your Community" webinar.

Join IEDC's August 16 webinar to learn how to foster clean tech growth in your community. Your take-aways will be:
• Understanding the varied clean tech financing options and how to access them
• Knowing effective strategies to support and grow clean tech businesses
• Understanding of the elements that help create a clean technology cluster
• Seeing emerging trends in the clean tech market


William (Bill) Wescott, Ph.D
VP of Innovation
Americas for Veolia Environment

Bill is an internationally recognized sustainability expert with extensive experience in environmental control technologies, information/communication technologies, climate change, and new venture development. He has worked with startups, corporations, and investors to create new clean tech ventures and assess clean tech opportunities. At Veolia Bill works with the worldwide research and innovation group as well as all four of Veolia's business divisions to source clean technology innovation through strategic initiatives such as the Veolia Innovation Accelerator. He is particularly passionate about creating sustainable cities, and has worked with local and regional governments around the world to this end.

Bryce Yonker
Director of Business Development
Clean Edge, Inc.

Bryce heads the business strategy, sales, and marketing efforts at Clean Edge. He is often the first line of contact with customers and the market, and is responsible for the firm's subscription services, sponsorship reports, and advisory services. Prior to Clean Edge, he was the Vice President of Business Development for the Software Association of Oregon where he spearheaded many initiatives supporting the software and technology industry, including serving as the founder of the Clean Technology Alliance. Bryce is also a founder and current board member of non-profit Smart Grid Oregon.

Posted August 10, 2012

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