Best Practices Conference
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Conference Presentations

Wednesday, June 21

Site Development Strategies
Kyle Adams, RDC National
Ron Arnold, Daviess County EDC
Dean Dziedzic, Sioux Falls Development
Talent Attraction
Debbie Maranger Menk, Emsi
Jennifer Hackman, Emsi
In Defense of our Profession
Katie Culp, KSM Location Advisors

Thursday, June 22

Talent in the Driver Seat
Sarah Miller, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Angela Gallagher, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Anchor Based Strategies
Allan Hooper, Downtown Strategies LLC
The New Disruption of Business Site Selection
Russell Riblett, GIS Planning Inc.
Best Practices in Target Industry-based Economic Development
David Griggs, Greater MSP
Mitch Heaton, Dayton Development Coalition
Brent Willett, Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor
Regional Cities Panel
John Sampson, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Dr. Pete McCown, Elkhart County Community Foundation
Greg Wathen, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest IN

Friday, June 23

Promise Indiana: A Low-Cost, High-Return Economic Development Strategy
Clint Kugler, Wabash County YMCA
Jason Callahan, Wabash City Schools
What Every Economic Developer Should Know About Entrepreneurship
Karl LaPan, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

Sponsors

Abonmarche
AMERICAN STRUCTUREPOINT
BRINER BUILDING
Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana
GREATER FORT WAYNE, INC.
INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER
NIPSCO
NORTHEAST INDIANA REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Northeast Indiana Counties
Parkview Health Systems
Paulding - Putnam Electric Cooperative
Wabash Valley Power Assn., Inc.

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