2016 Regional Economic Development Summit

May 23, 2016 / By Dave Dickerson, President/Partner

The I-70/75 Development Association will hold its Regional Economic Development Summit on May 26 at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH 45402.

The event promises to build on the success of previous summits – a day of professional development, education and information sharing, and networking.

The keynote speaker for the event is Jay Williams, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.  Williams is a recipient of the 2007 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and most recently appointed to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development in May 2014. The Closing Session Speaker will be Dean Barber, President/CEO of Barber Business Advisors.  Barber’s Dallas-based economic development consulting firm provides Fortune 500 and international companies with site selection analysis, strategic planning, industry target analysis, and business development.

A number of break-out sessions will be held throughout the day, covering topics including:

  • Dayton Regional Real Estate Update and Analysis
  • 21st Century Libraries and their Impact on the Community
  • Innovative Workforce Development Strategies & Programs
  • Economic Development Project Financing
  • Technology and How Work is Changing

Miller-Valentine Group is participating in this year’s Summit, providing a Dayton market overview, trends in construction, trends in industrial client’s needs, and Urban Development.

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Dave Dickerson is President/Partner for Miller-Valentine Group.


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