Upcoming Events: October 26-29, 2014 CoreNet Global North American Summit

CoreNet Global’s “One Summit a Year” Model in North America comes to Washington D.C! More than 2000 corporate real estate professionals are expected to gather for top notch peer-to-peer education, networking and the opportunity to meet with the service providers and community leaders who make their lives easier every day. Get solutions to your biggest problems, build relationships that will stick with you throughout your career and impart your own lessons-learned over three days of high-impact education and networking.

Upcoming Events: October 19-22 IEDC Annual Conference: Steering Towards the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity

Big Data: Raising the Bar in Site Selection Since the recession there has been an unprecedented convergence of inter-disciplinary research experts such as economists, geo-spatial experts, data scientists and sociologists who are coming together to understand shifting labor supply and demand and how labor trends impact communities. As a result, site selectors, economic developers and prospecting companies are designing innovative approaches that uncover hidden geographies of opportunity at the hyper-local level, from sub markets within urban areas to rural gems. In this session, industry experts and economic developers will dive into real-world examples and share how they are helping companies from multiple sectors identify the right community for their organization based on labor cost, availability and sustainability.

Upcoming Events: October 7-9, 2014 VEDA Fall Conference: Governor's Conference on Economic Development

2014 VEDA Fall Conference: Governor's Conference on Economic Development October 7-9, 2014 in Richmond Virginia Join VEDA members and guests for the 2014 Fall Conference/Governor's Conference on Economic Development at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump, October 7-9, 2014. Continuing with our Building Momentum theme the Conference will focus on Increasing the Odds: Deal-Making in the New Economy. With so many factors impacting a project's success, this year's Fall Conference will help communities better understand the tools and strategies that can help 'close the deal' in a changing economy. We'll open the day by defining the new economy. We'll then transition to a discussion about local strategies and partnerships that have made the difference for communities in Virginia's capital region. The committee has added a new twist on lunch this year, which will focus on Table Topics, encouraging group conversations about a variety of timely topics. After lunch we'll hear from a panel of consultants who will share perspectives on community elimination during site selection. We'll conclude with an overview of two IEDC reports: More than Money: Alternative Incentives that Benefit Companies & Communities; and Measuring Success New Metrics for Economic Development Organizations. The last day of the conference will feature the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and Governor Terry McAuliffe who will discuss Virginia's Strategic Plan for Economic Development. Mark your calendar and register today. We look forward to seeing you in the Richmond region in October. Stay tuned for the next edition of Conference Connection for new information!

Upcoming Events: October 15-17, 2014 CRADLE TO CAREER NETWORK CONVENING

2014 CRADLE TO CAREER NETWORK CONVENING MAKING WAVES: ACTION THAT MOVES OUTCOMES OCTOBER 15-17, 2014 IN SAN DIEGO, CA What: Join Cradle to Career Network members from communities throughout the country who are working to improve student outcomes through building cradle to career civic infrastructure. Come learn, share and network with others doing like work and facing similar challenges. Leave with concrete ideas on how to move this work further faster in your community to get to Proof Point.