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2009 Annual Conference
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2009 Annual Conference
August 15-18, 2009
Capitol Hill to Wall Street to Main Street -
Political and Economic Events Shaping Southern Economic Development


Hotel Information: The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa, Point Clear, Alabama On Mobile Bay
                                 Single Rate: $185.00 plus applicable taxes and fees
                                 Double Rate: $195.00 plus applicable taxes and fees
                                 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Registration Costs: SEDC Member Rate: $425
                                     Non-Member Rate: $650
                                     Join SEDC & Attend Event Rate: $600 (save $50)


  • Opening Remarks and Welcome: The Honorable Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama (invited)
  • Keynote Presentation: Dr. David Bronner, CEO, Retirement Systems of Alabama
  • Economic Development Related Legislation Facing Congress: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (invited)
  • Awards Luncheon Speaker: :Recruiting a Mega-Project, An Insider's View" Robert Soulliere, President, ThyssenKrupp, North America
  • Economic Growth Trends: Dr. Loren Scott, President, Loren C. Scott & Associates
  • Trends and Views from the State Level: Gray Swoope, Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority
                                                                            Neal Wade, Director, Alabama Development Office
                                                                            Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
  • Where are the Deals - Trends in Site Location Searches: Del Boyette, Principal, Boyette Levy 
                                                                                                            Robert Pittman, Senior Principal, Janus Economics
                                                                                                            Raymond Walker, President, The Walker Companies

Optional Educational Opportunities:
Utilizing Internet Based Social Networking to Promote your Community and Advance your Career
Best Economic Development Data/Research Sources -

And, of course, there will be our usual social/entertainment/sporting activities we have all come to enjoy and expect. You won't want to miss:
* Golf on one of the Robert Trent Jones premier courses
* Fishing and boating activities on the Mobile Bay
* Early bird reception in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama
* Sunday evening Silent Auction and reception
* Spouse program