International Economic Development Council's 2008 Federal Forum
Sunday, April 13, 2008 2:30 AM to
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:00 PM
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Location: Alexandria, VA
The 2008 Federal Forum offers three days of informative sessions and a first-rate lineup of speakers highlighting the most relevant federal issues facing the economic development community. Building on last year's theme of American competitiveness, federal policy makers and economic development experts will discuss innovation, entrepreneurship, and community/federal partnerships, and detail how both communities and economic developers can use each to reach their goals.
Gary Spanner, manager of PNNL's Economic Development Office, was a panel speaker for Partnerships for Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment. This session featured many innovative entrepreneurial development activities such as business plan competitions, entrepreneurial mentoring programs, and enterprise forums. Economic developers and federal agency professionals will address the innovative activities and how they are (or are not) working effectively in partnerships with communities.