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SEDC  U is partnering to ProLearning Lab to bring our members high quality professional development webinars.

*Past webinars are available for download for only $49. Webinars available for download can be found at the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Webinar

Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT

Why Gold Collar Workers Are Your Community's Key to Growth

And what you can do to attract and retain them

  Presenter: Jason Sosa, Partner, Chameleon Collective

Host: Whittaker Associates, Inc.


How do you differentiate your place from thousands of others to attract investment and talent? If you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. What if, instead of chasing the mega project like everyone else, you created an entrepreneurial ecosystem of diverse, individual, self-sustaining primary income generators that sell their product or service outside the region? What are the attributes that such a system would need to have?

Join us for this engaging discussion to learn how to:
Change the local mindset to embrace a new approach.
• Know the unspoken truths about economic development.
• Create and grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
• Focus on results, not just activity.
• Find your niche in a crowded marketplace.

Hear, first-hand, from Jason Sosa, a serial entrepreneur who has “been there, done that” when it comes to experiencing the full gamut of a start-up. Ideation, incubation, raising “venture” capital in a conservative Midwest city, going to Startup Week in Boulder, and attending Techstars boot camp in New York City, Jason has gained invaluable knowledge to share with you. Listen to what he has to say about how you can create an ecosystem that will attract the Next Economy wealth creators...the “gold collar” workers.

There are over 15,000 economic development organizations chasing 1,500 significant deals (more than 100 jobs and more than $10 million in investment) per year. To compete in this crowded market place, change the rules of the game.

To learn how, join us on Friday, September 30th at 2:00 pm ET for this 90-minute webinar and Q&A session. Invest in yourself and your community to work smarter.

Register Today!


About the Speaker

An entrepreneur and advisor to numerous experts, Jason has discovered a pattern, a new model to avoid common pitfalls and get more done with less. As a founder and CEO of a venture-backed producer of real-time emotion recognition technology, he's raised millions of dollars in capital, established and managed businesses across all functions, and attracted major corporate customers such as IPG, Reebok, PepsiCo, IBM, Target, and Samsung. View his profile on LinkedIn!

About the Pro Learning Lab

The Pro Learning Lab (PLL) is a collaborative effort between Blane Canada, Ltd., Consultant Connect, and Whittaker Associates, Inc., working to provide relevant, timely, and educational topics of interest to economic development professionals in a commercial-free webinar format.





Past Webinars Available for Download

Economic & Workforce Development: Meeting the Needs of Employers

Broadband Internet Services- If You Build It, Will They Come?

Using Hackathons & Other Innovative Strategies for Workforce Development

D-Days of an Ethical Dilemma: A Webinar Recording

Monetizing Economic Development: A Webinar Recording

Prosperity from the Ground Up