GFW Inc. Economic Development Summit

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Name: GFW Inc. Economic Development Summit
Date: September 15, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
If you want to get a feel for what's happening in the efforts to build a nationally recognized economy in Allen County, this is your event. Confirmed speakers include:
  • Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.
  • Dr. Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Ball State University.
  • Ann Lathrop, executive vice president of global investments for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
  • Mayor Scott Fadness, City of Fishers.

7:30 – 8:30a – Registration/Breakfast

8:30a – 8:45a – Welcome: John Urbahns, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., CEO

8:45a – 9:45a Session 1: Entrepreneurship 

9:45a – 10:00a – Break

10:00a – 11:00a Session 2: National, State & Local Econ. Dev. Policy & Outlook, Mike Hicks

11:00 – 12:00p Session 3: Indiana’s Business Development Plan, Ann Lathrop

12:00p – 12:45 – Lunch 

12:45 – 1:45p Session 4: Regional Public University Growth

1:45p – 2:00p – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

2:00p – 2:15p - Break

2:15p – 3:00p Session 5: Why Housing Matters

3:00p – 3:45p – Session 6: Housing Panel

3:45p – 4p – Closing: John Urbahns

4p - 5p – Cocktail Social sponsored by Upstate Alliance of Realtors

Title Sponsor:
Event Sponsors:
  • Upstate Alliance of Realtors
Event Sponsors:
  • Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • Barrett & Stokely
  • Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana
  • EDP Renewables North America
  • Ambassador Enterprises, LLC
  • STAR Financial Bank
  • RealAmerica
  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Ambassador Enterprises, LLC
  • Allen County Government
  • Don Wood Foundation
  • EDP Renewables North America
  • Barrett McNagny LLP
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum        
Date/Time Information:
September 15, 2022
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