Learn what you need to know about accessing federal economic development resources. Our event this year will take place in Atlanta, where we will hear from various federal agencies located in their southeast regional offices. Plan now to attend SEDC’s Fall Seminar in Atlanta, GA this November 18th.
This one-day seminar will connect you to the significant 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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Hotel Indigo: Atlanta Downtown
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No administrative fee will be assessed up to October 1st, 2019. Between October 10th and 17th, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Any cancellations after October 24th will not be refunded.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Resources from Select USA
Hear from the Department of Commerce representatives on ways this agency is helping to market the U.S. to the rest of the world. You will also learn of the many programs and services available to economic development organizations for their foreign direct investment projects.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.- 2020 Census and its Impact on Economic Development
With the decennial census taking place next year, you will learn the importance of this process and what the results can mean for your community.
Tina Khuyen Nguyen, MPH, Partnership Specialist
Field Division/Atlanta Regional Census Center
Mr. Anh 'Luke' Nguyen, Data Dissemination Specialist at the US Census.
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Networking Break
10: 15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
The Atlanta “Fed” offers several programs beneficial to EDO’s through its community and economic development department including workforce development and general economic research.
Ann Carpenter, Director of Policy and Analytics.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Update on programs and services from the Economic Development Administration and the latest on Opportunity Zones
Phil Paradice, Southeast Director, EDA
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Tracking Federal Legislation Affecting Economic Development
There is always federal legislation either being proposed, in committees or ready for a vote that affects the business of economic development. In this session, we will hear what the latest issues might be and the ones to follow for the near future.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Using New Market Tax Credits as recruitment tools
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. - Workforce Development Initiatives
Updates from the Regional Department of Labor and ETA
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Consuls and International Chambers of Commerce Panel
David B. Weiner, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, GA
(others to be added)
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Closing Reception