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2017 Capital Connections

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2017 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.

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When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
9:00AM- 3:45PM
Where: Map this event »
U.S. Capitol, HVC-201 A/B
East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: Matthew Darius

Online registration is available until: 12/5/2017
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Member: $ 75.00
Non-Member: $ 150.00

• SEDC offers no partial or daily registrations
• SEDC reserves the right to limit or restrict registration
• Registration must be received no later than December 5,2017. After this date, registrants must register on-site.


Registration deadline is December 5, 2017. 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 November 14, 2017 - amount refunded less an administrative fee of $50.  Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by December 1,2017 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 .


Monday, December 11, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      Reception 

Adams and Reese, LLP
20 F Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.       Continental Networking Breakfast


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Developing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategies

Moderator - Chuck Whipple, Midlands Technical College, Enterprise Campus Authority

Representative of SelectUSA   

Nancy McLernon, President and CEO, Organization for International Investment (invited)

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Networking Break

10: 15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Washington Funding Sources

Moderator - Bob Leak, WSBI, Inc. 

David R. Ives, AICP, Planning Coordinator/Interim Director, Performance & National Programs Division, EDA     

Samuel J. Boyd, Jr., Office of Investment and Innovation, SBA 

Fred Petok, US Department of Agriculture (invited)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. How to “Work the Hill”

Moderator - Eric Miller, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance 

Britton Bonner, Adams and Reese, LLP  

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Regional Federal Resources

Moderator - Sam Powers, City of Asheville, NC

Scott T. Hamilton, Executive Director, Appalachian Regional Commission (invited)

Brian Henson, Chief of Staff, Delta Regional Authority 

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Federal Workforce Development Initiatives


 Moderator- Will Williams


Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (invited)

Sponsorship opportunities available!
Opportunities to sponsor this year's Capital Connections event are still available for you to get your name out in front of leading economic developers and policy makers in Washington. Click the following link to download more information. More Information!


If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor please contact us at or 404-523-3030.


Thank you to our event sponsors!