How "Locally Owned" Drives Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and New Investment
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:
Local First Arizona
Principal and CEO
Urbane Development, LLC
New York, NY
Entrepreneurship & AdvantageGreen
AdvantageWest Economic Development Group
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