The Florida League of Cities University will hold a summit series on economic development.
Effective economic development requires leadership. Policy decisions, implementation strategy and economic reality ideally come together to achieve a community’s economic development goals. This program provides real-world guidance on the fundamentals and tools of realistic economic development. Elected officials can use them to guide strategies for sustainable economic development in their communities.
The speaker is Kevin S. Crowder, CEcD. Kevin is the director of economic development for Redevelopment Management Associates, an economic development and redevelopment consulting firm. He has practiced economic development in Florida for more than 20 years, which includes 15 years as the director of economic development and government affairs for the City of Miami Beach. Crowder serves on the Florida Redevelopment Association Board of Directors and is an IEDC-certified economic developer. His expertise includes public private partnerships, business improvement districts, market research, business and entrepreneurial assistance, private capital investment, redevelopment agency programs and government affairs. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to network among themselves for best practices and innovations.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
April 7 (Registration deadline – 4/1/15)
Location: Florida League of Cities, Raymond C. Sittig Hall, Plaza Level, 301 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
June 26 (Registration deadline – 6/19/15)
Location: City of Sarasota City Hall, 1565 1st Street, Room 112, Sarasota, FL 34236
August 11 (Registration deadline – 8/5/15) Location: Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789