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Capital Connections
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Capital Connections

Learn what you need to know about accessing economic development resources in Washington, DC Plan now to attend SEDC’s Fall Seminar in Washington DC, Capital Connections, October 4, 2016 at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC. This one day seminar will connect you to the major economic development resources available in Washington, DC. Your knowledge of these often free services/programs could determine your success in “landing” a project.

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9:00AM- 2:30PM
Where: U.S. Capitol- room HVC 200
East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: Marcus Urquhart

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Member: $ 75.00
Non-Member: $ 150.00

• Payment must accompany registration form
• SEDC offers no partial or daily registrations
• SEDC reserves the right to limit or restrict registration
• Registration must be received no later than September 30,2016. After this date, registrants must register.


Registration deadline is September 30,2016. After this date please plan to register on-site. In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office. Refund policy is as follows: Cancellation notices received by September 30,2016 - amount refunded less an administrative fee of $50.  Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by October 1,2016 is required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty upon notification, however, appropriate member/non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees. SEDC is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conference management will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. If you need assistance or if you have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form or call the SEDC office at 404-523-3030.


The association has not reserved a block of rooms for this event; however, DC has many great affordable hotels. To reserve a room, please click here to visit the CVB website .


Accessing Resources in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 4th 


9-10:00 AM

Developing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategies

Whether a big or small community there are deliberate strategies that can be developed to attract FDI to your community.  In this session you will learn about federal program …and you learn what foreign companies are looking for in communities to invest. 

Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director of SelectUSA
Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment

10-10:15 AM 


10:15- 11:15 AM

Washington Funding Sources

Whether it’s financing assistance to the project directly, or infrastructure improvements to help make the project possible, there are federal resources available.

Panelists- Thomas Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Regional Affairs, EDA

Samuel J. Boyd, Jr.,Chief Investment Officer & Director of Program Development, Office of Investment and Innovation, SBA
Jodie Misiak, Senior Advisor with the USDOT's Build America Bureau

11:15- 11:30 AM


11:30 – 12:00 PM

How to “Work the Hill” 

Many of these resources are accessed easily enough, but sometimes the support of a member of congress can help to secure the proper resources. 

Speaker-  Britton Bonner, Adams and Reese, LLP

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 -2:30 PM

Regional Federal Resources 

The majority of SEDC’s region falls under a federal authority to assist with economic development growth in their respective territories.  Find out more in this session about the available resources and how to access them for your community.

Panelists- Scott T. Hamilton, Executive Director, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Brian HensonDelta Regional Authority (DRA)


5-7:00 PM

Offsite - Reception


Adams and Reese, LLP

20 F Street NW, Suite 500 

Washington, DC 20001