BEDFORD, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2018) – Radius Indiana released the list of speakers for its second regional Economic Development for Community Leadership Program being held March 27-29, 2018 at the French Lick Resort.
Speakers will feature national site selectors Jenny Massey, co-founder and president of FairWinds Advisors and Geoffrey Troan, principal at Sandridge Consulting, LLC, who will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening dinner at the conference.
The session also includes economic development experts, marketing consultants, legal advisors as well aspresentations from Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana and chair of the Indiana Economic Development Association board of directors, who will lead two sessions at the conference focused on Strategic Planning and Community Relations and Collaboration.
“I am excited to join Radius for this conference again this year,” said Dant Chesser. “Regionally, this is the only conference of its kind and gives our economic development community a chance to connect with community leaders. The course offers education and real-world tools and tactics, which can help counties, cities and towns grow business and boost local economies.”
Other speakers and sessions include: Introduction to Economic Development with Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation; Real Estate/Site Development with Chelsey Manns, Manns Consulting; Business Finance with Matt Eckerle, Umbaugh and Associates, and Dave Umpleby, Krieg Devault; and Business Retention and Expansion with Jason Hester, Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation.
“After the success of last year’s conference, I look forward to bringing it to a new audience in 2018. I believe that education is a vital part of this industry and Radius looks forward to another opportunity to enhance knowledge and experience among community leaders who are eager to learn from others as well as share their own stories,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle.
Registration for the Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program, which takes place March 27, 28 and 29, is available at www.radiusindiana.com. Registration for leaders in the Radius eight-county region is $400, and $475 for those who live outside the region.
Radius also plans to make several scholarships available from its own office as well as area utilities and banks. Local Economic Development Organizations and those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Radius Indiana office to learn more about scholarship opportunities in their area.