• 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
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
10:15- 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 Henson, Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Offsite - Reception
Adams and Reese, LLP
20 F Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001