Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute (VIDA)
May 16-17, 2017 * Charlottesville, Virginia
Agenda

Download a PDF of the agenda: VIDA2017-Agenda.pdf (updated 5/2/17)

Download a PDF of the speaker roster: VIDA2017-SpeakerRoster.pdf (updated 5/2/17)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome/Introductions
~ Connie W. Long, Manager of Economic Development Programs Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
~ Allison K. Homer, Economic Development Specialist, Office of Economic Development, Virginia Tech
9:00 - 10:15 AM IDAs/EDAs: The Basics
~ Sandra Jones McNinch, Esquire, General Counsel, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Financing Tools Available to Localities to Facilitate Economic Development and Redevelopment (Part 1)
~ Michael W. Graff, Jr., Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
11:30 - 12:00 PM Break
12:00 - 1:00 PM Financing Tools Available to Localities to Facilitate Economic Development and Redevelopment (Part 2)
~ Michael W. Graff, Jr., Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
1:00 - 2:15 PM Lunch
2:30 - 4:00 PM Marketable Industrial Sites and Buildings
~ Joseph C. Hines PE MBA, Principal, Timmons Group
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception: Drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45 AM Utilizing IDAs/EDAs - Beyond the Basics
~ Brian B. Shull, Economic Development Director, City of Harrisonburg
~ Marjette L. Upshur, Director, City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development
9:45 - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 - 11:00 AM Asset Based Development: Utilizing the Unique Features of Your Community
~ Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development, Augusta County
~ Sheryl Wagner, MTA, Director of Tourism, City of Staunton
11:00 - 12:15 PM Perspectives on Industrial Park Development
~ Gregory Edward Hitchin, CEcD, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Waynesboro
~ Kenneth McFadyen, Director of Economic Development, Boutertout County
12:15 PM Closing Remarks & Adjournment


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