– Agenda & Speaker Announcement –
Join us for the most anticipated event of the year!
EDCC’s GUBERNATORIAL FORUM
Hosted by: EDCC’s Public Policy Committee
October 2, 2017 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Confirmed Candidates: Steve Barlock, Honorable George Brauchler, Commissioner Lew Gaiter, Noel Ginsburg, Bill Hammons, Michael Johnston, Cary Kennedy, Greg Lopez, Victor Mitchell, Representative Jared Polis, Doug Robinson, Jim Rundberg, and Erik Underwood
Invited Candidates: Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, Walker Stapleton
We have a Local Day Pass for local entities wanting to attend this form.
Go Big and Go Global
“Foreign direct investment (FDI) has become the major economic driver of globalization, accounting for over half of all cross border investments.” That is according to fDi Intelligence, a division of the international daily newspaper, the Financial Times.
We are fortunate enough to have secured one of the top minds from fDi Intelligence, Chris Knight, to come address our Drive|Lead|Succeed audience in Vail this October. Direct from London, Chris will share with us:
- Best practices being used in economic development around the world
- Secrets to lead generation
- How to write a value proposition
Chris will also stick around and participate in a plenary session on marketing, bringing his unique international perspective to that panel. We’re all in for a treat!
Navigate and Manage the Political Environment
Playing Politics: The Do’s and Don’ts:
Get a better understanding of the relationship between public and private entities and how to get everyone working together with the same goals – all while creating and keeping a business friendly environment.
Play to Your Strengths – Not Just Your Regulatory Environment:
You can’t incentivize your way out of a bad regulatory environment. But what you can do is make sure you’re putting your best foot forward as a community.
Learn what developers and companies are looking for when making site location decisions, including area demographics, available real estate, good governance — AND a low-risk regulatory environment. Know how to up your game!
High Performance Financing Tools and Funding Mechanism’s
Whether you are trying to grow retail tax revenue, revitalize your downtown as a workforce attracting amenity or recruit a new manufacturing facility, financing tools and mechanisms are critical structures to support economic development projects.
Katie will discuss recent findings from a national study commissioned by OEDIT to see where Colorado is in terms of financing options and programs vs. other states in our nation.
OEDIT has made this report available ahead of the conference. Take a look at the report: Colorado Access to Capital Report
Breakout Sessions: High Performance Financing Tools and Mechanisms
EDIE Awards Luncheon – Held in conjunction with EDCC’s Drive|Lead|Succeed Conference
Hosted by: EDCC’s Membership Value Committee
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail CO
October 3, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Tables and tickets are available for purchase: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
The Great Outdoors
Tapping into the booming Outdoor Recreation Industry
Outdoor recreation is big business in our state. Every year, Coloradans spend more than $13 billion on outdoor recreation. Nationally, that number jumps to almost $650 billion; it is a significant economic driver in the U.S. Many Colorado communities have realized this and have leveraged the Outdoor Rec industry to their advantage. Hear from experts in the field on how your community can get in on the action.
Breakout Sessions: The Great Outdoors
Plenary Session 6: The Secret to Place Marketing
How do executive decision makers learn about specific business locations? What are the best marketing tactics for economic development organizations to engage in to build a favorable image with this important audience?
Since its inception A View from Corporate America: Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing has become a valuable and highly regarded resource among economic development professionals. Now in its eighth iteration, Winning Strategies has expanded upon its original form to include questions on international business climates, as well as to provide an updated snapshot of corporate America in 2017.
Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
Pre-Conference Workshop: “The Art of Economic Development Finance”
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Noon – 2 p.m.
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Registration: $60, CLICK HERE to register
There are a variety of tools in the development finance toolbox for Colorado economic developers to finance business growth and investment. This Pre-Conference Workshop will give a high level overview of bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, access to capital tools, and state and federal resources available to support a community’s local economic development projects. Attendees will learn about the variety of financing tools in the development finance spectrum, how to partner with development finance agencies across the state, and discover the art of assembling capital to leverage economic development opportunities.