– 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: Honorable George Brauchler, Commissioner Lew Gaiter, Noel Ginsburg, Michael Johnston, Victor Mitchell, Representative Jared Polis, Doug Robinson, Jim Rundberg, JoAnne Silva, and Erik Underwood
Invited Candidates: Steve Barlock, Cary Kennedy, and Greg Lopez
We have a Local Day Pass for local entities wanting to attend this form.
EDIE Awards Luncheon
Held in conjunction with EDCC’s Drive|Lead|Succeed Conference
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail CO
October 3, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
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!
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.
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!
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