Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Local Conference To Address the Future of Southern Illinois
Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 3, 2013
Location: Workforce Development Building (Bldg H), John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL
Community leaders, elected officials and local stakeholders from throughout the region will have the opportunity to explore innovative ways to help the region craft a strategy to compete in the global economy by participating in the 19th Annual Southern Illinois Economic Development Conference entitled: Paving the Way for Progress.Return to event list.
Featured presenters include Dr. Mildred Warner and Dr. Mark Drabenstott. Warner, a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University is an expert in local government service delivery, economic development and planning across generations. Warner’s session will focus on the importance of understanding the needs of multiple generations to the long-term economic stability of the region.
Drabenstott, founding director of the Center for Regional Competitiveness at the Rural Policy Research Institute and global statesman on regional economic development, authored the 2010 Heartland Papers report entitled: Past Silos and Smokestacks: Transforming the Rural Economy in the Midwest. Drabenstott will share his vast experiences in regional economic development to help the region understand the need to reinvent itself to compete in the global economy.
Susan Odum, University of Illinois Extension Educator Community Economic Development for the Southern Region, will outline the results of her Retail MarketPlace Profile Study to assist the community leaders, elected officials and local stakeholders in attendance in understanding the importance of “Buying Local” to the sustainability of both their local economies and the region as a whole.
Conference attendees may register online.
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