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2016 Capital Connections Presentations
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Accessing Resources in Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 4th 


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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