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Topic: Economic Development

Wednesday, November 15

Thursday, November 16

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Harnessing the Power of Local Businesses

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Friday, November 17

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Achieving Equity in Our Communities Through Economic Development

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  • Joann Massey Director of Business Diversity & Compliance and Title VI Coordinator - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Kevin Dick Talent Development Director - Charlotte, North Carolina
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Vital Economies, Thriving Places: A Look at the Main Street Approach

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  • Patrice Frey President and CEO - National Main Street Center

Speakers

  • Julie Metz Downtown Development Director - Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jill Holland Mayor - McKenzie, Tennessee
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Supporting Maker Entrepreneurs and Small-Scale Manufacturing

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Saturday, November 18

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Creating a City Where Small Businesses Thrive

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  • Tory Campbell Entrepreneurship & Community Economic Development Manager - Prosper Portland
  • Stacy Mitchell Co-Director - Institute for Local Self-Reliance
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Boosting Economic Development Through City Branding

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