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Comments From The Consultants Forum


"The Area Development Consultant Forum’s are amongst the best I have attended. Not only are they presented in an organized, efficient and professional manner, but the content too is superb with the “best of the best” consultants presenting. It was an opportunity for me to listen and learn also. Thank you for having me be a part of it. "
Jay Garner, Garner Economics

"Wonderful access to very knowledgeable consultants"
Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development

"Best group of speakers in one place I've ever seen!"
Imperial Valley EDC, CA

 "I was impressed with all the speakers - excellent presentations and mix of topics.  I have learned and gained more than other events I have attended lately"
Harrison County Development Commission, MS

"Speakers did a great job - good work on getting them here"
North Iowa Corridor, IA

“Presentations were inspiring in their practicality and action driving content. Very well organized event - thank you!”
Oklahoma Dept of Commerce

“This was my first Area Development/Forum event. I found the presentations and speakers of the highest quality. The Forums really added value to my professional development.”
Hancock Economic Development Council, IN


"Most valuable professional meeting I have attended in decades."
Melbourne International Airport, FL

"As always, outstanding. Best in the business"
Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, TX

"Great topics. Great location.
Osceola EDC,FL

“Thank you for a well organized and productive event”
NV Energy

"Again you continue to deliver an excellent program. The information was fresh and addressed the most current issues"
Greater Yuma EDC, AZ

 “They keep getting better. Thank you.”
Tulsa Metro Chamber, OK 

“I have never attended a conference where there was so much interaction between consultants and economic developers”
Real Estate Manager, Wal-Mart


 "Your venues keep getting better with each forum!"
Pearland EDC, TX“

“Outstanding hotel – wonderful service!”
Nebraska Public Power District

Well run

“Everything from the selection of the speakers to the information presented, from the program to the venue was first-class.”
Invest in Italy

"Organizers did a fabulous job!  Thank you for everything!"
Greater Fremont Development Council, NB

From my perspective this was one of the best run and focused meetingsI have been to – well done!”
Ernst & Young, NY

“Thanks again for putting on such a great event!”
 MMK Consulting Inc.

"Very well organized and professional" 
Metro Orlando EDC, FL

Money Well Spent 

By far the best money spent by my organization on a conference.  I can’t put a price tag on the contacts and information gleaned from this conference!  Best ever! “
Greater Yuma EDC, AZ

"Best value in these tough economic times - meet consultants and learn latest trends.Great ROI! Can't wait until the next one. This was awesome! A must to keep in our budget."
Osceola EDC, FL

“Perfect ratio.  Finally found a conference that provides great value!”
National Grid 


"Excellent Forum! Well organized event. Definitely got our sponsorship dollars worth!"
Missouri Partnership

I want to congratulate you all on an outstanding Consultants Forum! Our 12-county regional alliance has participated in each one and is pleased to be a continuing sponsor.
Central SC Alliance

"Very pleased with coverage and access to consultants as a sponsor!"
Greater Yuma EDC, AZ


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