Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED)
September 12-13, 2017 * Richmond, Virginia
Agenda

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome/Introductions
Connie W. Long, Economic Development Programming, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
John Provo, Ph.D., Director, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
8:45 - 4:00 pm VIED Sessions/Presentations
8:45 - 9:15 am Four Fundamentals of Economic Development: An Overview
Liz Povar, CEO, The Riverlink Group
9:15 - 10:15 am Business Retention and Expansion
Liz Povar, CEO, The Riverlink Group
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Business Recruitment
Gregory H. Wingfield, President, GH Wingfield Consulting, LLC/Fellow, Center for Public Policy, VCU Wilder School
11:30 - 12:30 pm Connecting and Engaging in Virginia’s Economic Development Ecosystem
Deborah K. Flippo, Business Development Manager, Draper Aden Associates
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch w/Speaker: Higher Ed and Economic Development in Virginia
Mary Lou Bourne, Executive Director, Technology Innovation & Economic Development, James Madison University/Executive Director, James Madison Innovations, Inc.
2:00 - 3:00 pm Tourism as an Economic Engine
Steven Galyean, Planning & Partnerships Director, Virginia Tourism Corporation
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm Growing Your Own-The Role of Entrepreneurism in Economic Development
Faith McClintic, Senior Business Manager - Economic Competitiveness, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Kathryn Dolan, Director of Business Development and Outreach Services, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity
5:00 - 6:00 pm Reception - Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:45 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am Economic Development in Virginia: A Public Policy View
Christopher D. Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Economic Development McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC
9:30 - 9:45 am Break
9:45 - 11:15 am Workforce and Economic Development
Sara Dunnigan, CEcD, Executive Director, Virginia Board of Workforce Development, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Office of Governor Terence R. McAuliffe
11:15 - 12:15 pm Asset Building Strategies for Economic Development
Kenneth McFadyen, Director of Economic Development, Botetourt County
12:15 pm Closing Remarks/Adjournment


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