Location Georgia, A Service of Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc: 2009 Economic Development Forum



Forum Information

The Annual Economic Development Forum offers the ECG Communities an opportunity to discuss, and learn from experts, on economic development strategies and tactics. Attendees will also hear proven success stories from state and community leaders.

The objective of the Forum is to offer specific, realistic and obtainable solutions to your economic development challenges.

To view the 2009 Economic Development Forum Agenda, please click the following link:

PDF 2009 Economic Development Forum Agenda (19KB PDF)

To view the 2009 Economic Development Forum Attendee List, please click the following link:

PDF 2009 Economic Development Forum Attendee List (27KB PDF)

Presenter Bios and Presentations

Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys
Selig Center of Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business
▪ Biography
Debra M. Lyons
Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: Georgia Work Ready (PPT – 4.5MB)
Kerry S. Waldron
Executive Director, Cook County Economic Development Commission
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation (PPT – 23MB)
Bill Twomey
County Manager, Cook County, GA
▪ Biography
Jerry Permenter
City Manager, City of Adel, GA
▪ Biography
J. Christopher Brown
Senior Vice President, Industrial Group Atlanta
Duke Realty Corporation
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: The Community’s Role in Office/Industrial Development (PPT – 16.6MB)
Michael P. Hickey
President/Owner, Hickey & Associates, LLC
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: The Company’s Perspective for Site/Community Selection (PPT – 1.06MB)
Catherine Timko
CEO, Community Retail Catalysts
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: Developing a Winning Retail Strategy (PPT – 2.81MB)
Ken Stewart
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation (PPT – 3.2MB)
Sharon D. Sewell
Vice President, Workforce Development Services
Wadley-Donovan GrowthTech
A Wadley-Donovan Group Company
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: Workforce Development: A Critical Component of Economic Growth Strategies (PPT – 550KB)
Shannon G. Kettering, ASLA, AICP
Vice President, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc.
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: Building Green Infrastructure to Attract Quality Investments (PPT – 9.6MB)
Jim Bruce
President, BFPC, LLC
▪ Biography
Randolph B. Cardoza
Managing Director, Economic Development
AGL Resources
▪ Biography
▪ Presentation: The Georgia Allies GRAD Site Program (PPT – 179KB)