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2011 Collaborative Economic Development

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Thank you to everyone who participated!

As statewide emergence from the recession has been slow and many municipalities continue to struggle with slashed budgets, the need for collaborative economic development efforts and pooled resources is a necessity. Join us and more than 16 communities via simulcast programming throughout California for ideas and sharing on the topic of Building Momentum with Lean Resources.

This FREE conference is a statewide effort to highlight regionalized best practices in economic development as well as hear out-of the-box ideas that have been successful for economic recovery across the nation.

Who Should Come?

  • Economic Development Practitioners
  • Organizations and Businesses with an interest in Economic Development
  • Elected Officials
  • Nonprofits

Attend one of our 3 events OR attend a live webstream event in a community near you!

 
Main Events Local Events
JULY 28
SACRAMENTO



8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sacramento DoubleTree Hotel
2001 Point West Way

+ Streamed from Sacramento to:
  CHICO

   EUREKA
    FAIRFIELD
     OAKLAND
      REDDING
       TRUCKEE
        WILLITS
 
AUGUST 11
DOWNTOWN L.A.



8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sheraton LA Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street

+ Streamed from Los Angeles to: 
  NATIONAL CITY
   LONG BEACH
    SANTA CLARITA
     SANTA MONICA
 
AUGUST 17
FRESNO



8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UC Merced-Fresno Center
550 East Shaw Avenue

+ Streamed from Fresno to:
  MONTEREY
   ROHNERT PARK
 
FEATURED SPEAKER

NANCY LUBLIN
Author of ‘Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business’

CEO of DoSomething.org, columnist for Fast Company, and author of Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, Nancy Lublin has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The New York Times and The Economist.

As CEO of Do Something, Nancy helped the struggling organization become one of the largest and most successful Internet youth volunteer groups in the world. Leveraging social media and pop culture to help teens “rock causes they care about,” in 2010 Do Something helped one million teens take action through their programs. By drawing on personal experience as well as her interviews with other “rock star” leaders of flourishing not-for-profits, in her book, Zilch, she shares what for-profit businesses and economic developers can learn from not-for-profits by doing more with less.

ALSO FEATURING REGIONAL PANELISTS AND TOPICS
SACRAMENTO
BROOK TAYLOR
Governor's Office of Economic Develop- ment
GLENDA HUMISTON
U.S. Department of Agriculture
 MATT YANCEY
Metro Chamber


 
California has two pilot projects partnering with locals on expediting permitting of a specific industry at the local and state level. These two different models may pave the path for how the State will work with communities to address permitting. The USDA is funding five pilot projects across the state, focusing on creating local partnerships to support/grow an industry specific to each of the five communities. MetroPulse is a regional program that has partnered with cities and counties in the region for business retention. This great collaboration has been very effective for participating communities.
LOS ANGELES
TRACY RAFTER
BizFed, Los Angeles County Business Federation
 
MICHAEL BRACKEN
Development Management Group, Inc.
ROBERT SWAYZE
Los Angeles County Economic Develop- ment Corp.
BizFed is a grassroots alliance strategy that amplifies the influence and resources of regional business for economic development successes. The Southern California Economic Recovery and Job Creation Strategy addresses the issues that must be solved for the region's economy to create jobs and energize economic activity today, in the next five years and over the long term. The approach aims to maximize local control and regional coordination. L.A. County's five-year Strategic Plan for Economic Development was created through a very public grassroots process that brought together over 1,070 stakeholders from business, government, labor, education, environmental and other community-based organizations to identify and build consensus around a set of economic development priorities to strengthen the economy, improve the environment and promote broader prosperity across all communities.
FRESNO
MIKE DOZIER
California State University, Fresno
KIRK NAGAMINE
Central Valley Business Incubator
PATRICK MCGUIRE
Governor's Office of Economic Development
The Small Communities Network is a collaboration and sharing of resources, issues, knowledge and solutions among small cities who face some of the largest barriers to creating sustainable, healthy communities. The network takes a collaborative and small communities-focused approach to economic development. The Blue Tech Valley strategically leverages the region's unique environment, resources and physical assets for inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies. This creates a rich context for testing, incubating and commercializing innovative water, energy and agriculture technologies. The Governor's Office of Economic Development partners with local government and economic development organizations to help attract and retain jobs.


Updated: 08/23/11 14:37