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  • 12/3/2021 - Mid-American Economic Development Council
    Mid-American Economic Development Council, Chicago, IL, December 3, 2021 Website:
  • 11/18/2021 - Duke Energy Next Level Economic Development Series
    Duke Energy Next Level Economic Development Series, Orlando, FL, November 18, 2021 Website:
  • 7/23/2021 - MPEDC Hosts Mike Grella on a 3-day Listening Tour
    Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) hosted Mike Grella, former Amazon executive, on a 3-day familiarization and listening tour from July 13-16, 2021. The MPEDC partnered with Grella Partnership Strategies to help structure an economic development-specific strategic plan, provide ongoing project support, and assist with marketing efforts for Mount Pleasant. Mr. Grella met with various community leaders and stakeholders, including elected officials, manufacturing CEOs, education leaders, the city’s department heads and development team, and the Chamber of Commerce and economic development board of directors, to better understand Mount Pleasant’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Mr. Grella also toured four major manufacturing facilities in the city and attended dinners with financial institutions, real estate brokers, and community leaders. Read More:
  • 5/14/2021 - Mike Grella Tours Tyler, Texas with the Tyler Economic Development Council"
    Former Amazon executive, Mike Grella, spoke with various city leaders on Friday about future big business potential in Tyler. Grella spent a portion of his week traveling around Tyler with the Tyler Economic Development Council seeing what Tyler has to offer. Grella says he walked away from his visit very impressed and that citizens of Tyler should be excited for the future. “I truly believe that over the next couple of years Tyler is going to become one of the worst kept secrets in America in terms of places to invest, live, work, play, grow a business, expand a business and want to raise a family,” said Grella. Read More:
  • 2/27/2020 - Hudson Valley Construction Industry Council Annual Meeting
    Hudson Valley Construction Industry Council Annual Meeting 2/27 & 2/28/2020 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Topic: Promoting Community Benefit Criteria in Local Incentive Policy
  • 1/30/2020 - 2020 NLEP Annual Meeting
    Northern Louisiana Economic Partnership 1/30/2020 • Shreveport, LA USA ​ Topic: Inclusive, Resilient Strategies for Growth & Prosperity
  • 11/13/2019 - 2019 SIOR Southern Nevada Chapter Annual Luncheon
    Society of Industrial and Office Realtors 11/13/2019 • Las Vegas, NV, USA ​ Topic: Economic Development 4.0
  • 11/1/2019 - Public Affairs Roundtable
    Public Affairs Roundtable Cornell University Institute for Public Affairs 11/1/2019 • Ithaca, NY, USA ​ Topic: Smart Cities, Economic Development Policy & Strategy
  • 10/29/2019 - 2019 Fall Conference for NYATEP & NYSEDC
    New York's Workforce Association 10/29/2019 • Rochester, NY, USA ​ Topic: Next Generation Economic Development
  • 10/13/2019 - Annual Conference
    International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 10/13/2019 • Indianapolis, IN, USA ​ Topic: Economic Development 4.0
  • 9/23/2019 - NYCETC 2019 Conference
    New York City Employment and Training Coalition 9/23/2019 • New York, NY, USA ​ Topic: Designing a System for the Future of Workers
  • 8/15/2019 - HREDA Summer Regional Update
    Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance 8/15/2019 • Chesapeake, VA, USA ​ Topic: Economic Development Policy Update
  • 8/04/2019 - Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Development Council 8/04/2019 • New Orleans, LA, USA ​ Economic Development Brave New World
  • 7/25/2019 - NGA Summer Meeting
    National Governors Association 7/25/2019 • Salt Lake City, UT, USA ​ Economic Development Policy Best Practices
  • 7/16/2019 - The New Economy Symposium
    New York State Economic Development Council 7/16/2019 • New York, NY , USA ​ Topic: Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • 6/11/2019 - EDC Utah Board of Advisors Briefing
    Economic Development Corporation of Utah 6/11/2019 • Salt Lake City, UT, USA ​ Topic: Q&A on Industry 4.0, Managing externalities of economic growth & expansion
  • 6/6/2019 - Celebration of Excellence in Real Estate
    Villanova University 6/6/2019 • Philadelphia, PA, USA ​ Topic: Developments and Innovations in Industrial Real Estate
  • 5/22/2019 - 2019 NYSEDC Annual Conference
    New York State Economic Development Council 5/22/2019 • Cooperstown, NY, USA ​ Topic: How do we talk about economic development and incentives in a post Amazon New York?
  • 4/29/2019 - 2019 MEDA Annual Conference
    Maryland Economic Development Association 4/29/2019 • Cambridge, MD, USA​ Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Matter in Economic Development
  • 4/16/2019 - Tampa-Hillsboro EDC 2019 Mid-Year Report
    Tampa-Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation 4/16/2019 • Tampa, FL, USA ​ Topic: Recoding the DNA of Prosperity & the Future of Economic Development
  • 4/4/2019 - 2019 KC SmartPort Annual Industry Briefing
    Kansas City Smart Port 4/4/2019 • Kansas City, MO, USA ​ Topic: Flexibility and Innovation in Supply Chain & Economic Development
  • 4/2/2019 - Columbus 2020 Leadership Circle Breakfast Briefing
    Columbus 2020 4/2/2019 • Columbus, OH, USA ​ Topic: The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Economic Development
  • 3/28/2019 - Public Policy, Community & Economic Development Update"
    CoreNet Global - New York City Chapter 3/28/2019 • New York, NY, USA ​ Topic: The Role of Incentives in the Future Growth of New York
  • 3/7/2019 - 2019 Explore Central Indiana Conference
    Indiana Economic Development Association 3/7/2019 • Plainfield, IN, USA ​ Topic: State of Economic Development in Light of HQ2
  • 2/15/2019 - 2019 Economic Development Symposium
    Yale University School of Management 2/15/2019 • New Haven, CT, USA ​ Topic: Learning from Amazon HQ2
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