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Connect with the Best at Dayton Premier Education Event for Development Professionals

The I-70/75 Development Association’s Regional Economic Development Summit is one of southwest Ohio’s most popular – and most comprehensive – professional development events. Some 200 people typically attend, including representatives from industry, development companies, real estate firms, government, economic development organizations, financial institutions, utility companies, institutions of higher learning and students.

This day-long economic development conference features respected keynote speakers – and more. During concurrent sessions, expert presenters share news, trends and how-to’s on topics such as finance, real estate, regional cooperation, workforce development, infrastructure construction and other areas of interest.

The summit and post-summit reception are structured to provide participants many opportunities to build their network with a wide variety of development professionals from the Dayton region.

The I70-75 Development Association is pleased to announce the addition of Governor John R. Kasich to the 12th Annual Economic Development Summit.  We are proud to welcome Governor Kasich as a guest speaker during the Summit Reception.  

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time: 7:45am to 4:30pm

Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center
Building 12, 301 W. Fourth Street, Dayton OH  45410

Cost: $50.00 per person (includes all-day registration, lunch, and reception)

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Finkle - President & CEO of IEDC

Closing Speaker: Mark Lautman - Lautman Economic Architecture

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Tentative Agenda
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

General Session - Keynote
Jeff Finkle - President & CEO of IEDC

9:30am - Smith Auditorium and Early Room
Session - Shared Services & Local Government Collaborations
Shannon Martin, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Bill Mason, Bricker & Eckler, LLP

Session - Early Room - Collective Efforts to Connect, Retain, & Grow Young Talent in the Region
Laura Estandia, UpDayton
Chris Ostoich, Blackbook HR
Tom Lasley, Learn to Earn Dayton

10:45am  - Smith Auditorium and Early Room 
Session - Smith Auditorium - Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Annual Review
David Dickerson, Partner & President, Miller-Valentine GEM
Eric Joo, Partner & Vice President, Miller-Valentine Development
Keven Kelleher, Vice President, Miller-Valentine GEM
Chris Knueven, Partner & President, Miller-Valentine Construction
Denny Whitehead, Vice President, Miller Valentine Construction

Session - Early Room - Logistics & Distribution St. Ogne Study - Creating the Workforce Link
Erik Collins, Montgomery County Community Development
Steve Stanley, Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District

11:45am - Great Hall

Lunch (provided)

1:15pm - Smith Auditorium and Early Room
Session- Smith Auditorium-Project Southbound - Fuyao The Regional Collaborative Process
Kristi Tanner, JobsOhio
Ryan Wilson, JobsOhio
Dave Burrows, Dayton Development Coalition
Dean Miller, IRG
Michael Davis, City of Moraine

Session - Early Room - Progressing Projects in Downtown Dayton
Keith Klein, City of Dayton
Jason Woodard, Woodard Real Estate Resources
Michael Heitz, Partner at Garrett, LLC
David Williams, Citywide Development


Closing Session
Mark Lautman - Lautman Economic Architecture

Networking Reception

The I70-75 Development Association is pleased to announce the addition of Governor John R. Kasich to the 12th Annual Economic Development Summit.  We are proud to welcome Governor Kasich as a guest speaker during the Summit Reception.  


Speakers Bios:

Jeff Finkle - President & CEO, International Economic Development Council

As President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - the world's largest economic development membership organization – Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and international authority on economic development. Economic development is a complex field requiring financial skills, political acumen and the ability to gauge the social benefit that will result from any given undertaking, and Jeff has mastered of all of these over his career.

With the formation of IEDC in 2001 following the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) - where he was president for 15 years - and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), Jeff set the course for a more effective and influential organization. Today IEDC is renowned for its leadership in professionalizing and diversifying the field of economic development, and in the last decade the organization has vastly grown its programs and services. The Economic Development Research Partners Program (EDRP) was created to serve as a think tank within IEDC, furthering in-depth research on cutting-edge issues. In addition, since the devastating hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, IEDC has expanded its program in disaster recovery and preparedness. As such, in cooperation with the U.S. Economic Development Administration, IEDC has taken a leadership role in facilitating connections between federal agencies and communities, as well as providing technical assistance and expertise to local organizations nationwide. Under Jeff’s direction, IEDC also managed the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for three and ten years respectively, strengthening the structures and programs of each organization.

Mark Lautman - Lautman Economic Architecture

Mark Lautman is a founding director of the Community Economics Lab, a private not-for-profit think tank that innovates new approaches to economic development to work in a labor and capital constrained economy. He has three decades of experience as a professional economic developer and his consulting business, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC, works with community leaders to transform community economies and elevate the professional practice of economic and workforce development. Mark frequently speaks at national conference engagements across the country and is the author of When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economics Survival Guide

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