Learn about leading economic development issues, strategies and best practices while networking with peers from across the country at the inaugural Public Power Consultants Forum from Area Development in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA). The new annual event will feature expert presentations and roundtable discussions on drivers of the site selection process, business retention and attraction strategies, growth industries, and guidance on how utilities can work with economic developers and businesses.
The lineup includes:
Current Landscape of Industrial Site Selection
Brad Migdal, Executive Manager and Director, Industrial Site Selection & Business Incentives, Transwestern
Economic Development and Energy Incentive Program Trends
John Wolfram, Founder/CEO, Catalyst Consulting
Winning Community/Utility Strategies in the Business Attraction Hunt
Thomas Stringer, Principal, Credits & Incentives, Ryan LLC
Successful Retention and Attraction in the Country’s Most Active Sectors
Michael McDermott, Consulting Manager, Global Consulting Group, Cushman & Wakefield
Opportunities for Economic Development in Today’s Automotive Industry
Dennis Cuneo, Managing Director, Fisher & Phillips
Food Processors: How They Make Their Site Selections
David Sours, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Services Food Facilities, CBRE
Data Centers 101: Trends and Site Selection Considerations
Neale Rath, Manager, Global Expansion Optimization, Deloitte Consulting; and Tennessee Valley Authority representative
Rural Outsourcing: Swapping Mumbai for Mobile
Monty Hamilton, CEO, Rural Sourcing Inc.
The Competitive Workforce: Thing Global, but it’s Really Local
Jones Lang LaSalle (speaker TBA)
Anatomy of a Deal: How it Gets Done Right
The forum is designed to educate public power utility economic developers, CEOs and executive leadership–as well as the policymakers, community officials and state/regional economic developers they work with–on success strategies and best practices in economic development.
For more information, visit the Area Development website or contact Heidi Lambert, APPA’s Director of Education at 202-467-2921 or HLambert@PublicPower.org.