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Utility Economic Development Association
1 Stewart Court
Newport, RI 02840

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Economic Developers 


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The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as has recognized this event as
professional development training that counts toward one "Level 3" point toward recertification of CEcD,

2015 UEDA Executive Education Course

Monday August 3, 2015 - 9 am - 12 noon


Imperial Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI

Program Focus
It has been said that the only constant is change. And today the rate of change is accelerating at an exponential rate driven by technology. It is no longer sufficient only to adapt to changes taking place. To succeed we in our new environment need to anticipate and plan for these changes.

In this interactive workshop you will learn to use STEEP, a future scenarios process, to explore Social, Technical, Economic, Political, and Environmental trends impacting the utility industry and economic development.

We will discuss the impact of these trends on the future of economic development within the context of investor owned electric and gas utilities, allies and other stakeholders.

You Will Learn:

  • What are the driving forces behind these changes;

  • How to identify the threats and seize the opportunities created by these trends and;

  • How to use predictive analytics to prioritize business retention and attraction in light of
    these trends.

Program & Registration
This optional advanced education opportunity is being underwritten by the UEDA as a special value-added benefit to members at the 2015 UEDA Summer Forum. However, in order to cover a portion of the cost a nominal fee of $295 per participant will be charged. 

About The Instructor
Workshop facilitator, Dean Whittaker, is a certified economic developer with experience at the city, county and state levels. He is an instructor, author, and visionary in the use of information technology to improve economic development. During his 30-year career Dean has worked with utility companies helping to achieve their economic development goals.

Who Should Participate
  • UEDA Members & Corporate Colleagues - Government and Community Economic Development Allies & Stakeholders

More Information:

For More Information: 
Contact the UEDA Executive Director
(401.619.5167 or execdir@utilityeda.com)




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