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Area Development
Conference & Forum Series
Consultants Forum 18 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Forum was one of the best events I have attended in many years. Your staff did a great job and the professional approach and attention to detail even on the smallest matter was refreshing.
Green Reliance Assoc. LLC, PA

Thank you for an awesome Consultants Forum in Fort Lauderdale! It was great!
American Electric Power

Liked the best practices subjects and variety of speakers.
Valdosta-Lowndes County EDA, GA

Very much enjoyed the “Anatomy of a Project” session. Great idea to have an actual “end user” involved in the project.
American Electric Power

All the speakers were very good.
Milwaukee 7, WI

The Wrap Up Q & A was great. Overall I enjoyed all of the sessions.
Muncie-Delaware Co. EDA, IN

Overall content very relevant to our work.
Georgia DED

Overall great conference event.
Duke Energy

Great Forum!
Opelika ED, AL

Good content and good presenters. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I enjoyed the content and presenters.
Develop Indy

Great Conference!
Lake County Economic Alliance, IN

Excellent job!
Nebraska Public Power District

Very well done! Content was great, and very useful.
Georgia DED

As always an excellent event with relevant information.
OK Dept. of Commerce

Excellent as expected. Please know, this is my favorite event – and I attend a lot of events. Meeting my expectations of a Consultants Forum just means it was excellent!
Minnesota DEED

Well organized as usual. Excellent venue and good mix of consultants. You know the Forum will be good. Consistency helps bring good speakers and attendance.
Ames EDC, IA

Length of sessions, prompt starting and end times and network session length all work great. Great job!
Tampa Bay Partnership, FL
5th Annual Women in Economic Development -
Chicago, Illinois

You have done an outstanding job once again!  Location is perfect.
OGE Energy Corp.

All consultants provided a well rounded conference and a wonderful experience.
Greater Pensacola Chamber, FL

Excellent candor and honesty with all of the speakers!  As a first time attendee I will definitely be back!
Team NEO/Cleveland Plus Business, OH

Excellent Forum
Port Arthur EDC, TX

I always enjoy the leadership section and believe it is invaluable to the younger attendees in furthering their careers.  Because I have been here my expectations are very high – so meeting them is quite an accomplishment.
Hocking County CIC, OH

I thought all of the speakers were well thought out and presented very well.  Lovely hotel.
Greater Waco Chamber, TX

They were all very knowledgeable and provided great information.  Always enjoy the variety of topics as well as the professionalism.  Very helfpful insights.  Job well done!
Jacksonville Regional EDC, FL

Great info. & insights.  Super accommodations, location, food.
City of Chesterfield, MO

Outstanding “cast of characters” – strength of speakers was good.  Best agenda/content of any conference attended in last 24 months.
Appalachian Partnership for Econ. Growth, OH

Content was very valuable.  Access to speakers, content was fantastic.
REDI Cincinnati

I thought they were all great!  Thank you for working so hard to put together such a meaningful conference!
Hamilton County EDC, OH

All were great, thanks. Great event.
Wyoming EDC

Well organized & content rich as always!  Learned so much.  Comfortable venue knowledgeable & experienced speakers.  Love that it runs on time!
VA Econ. Dev. Partnership

Great information on site selection. As a “newbie” in econ. dev. it really helped my knowledge base.
Leduc-Nisku EDA, AB, Canada

All fabulous.  Love the Sofitel.
Michiana Partnership, MI

I enjoyed the speakers candidness.  I was very impressed.  This was so valuable.  Thought the content was well presented.  Plenty of time for Q & A and liked the small group.  Met the best people with similar careers. Great exchange of ideas.  Venue first class.
City of Cleveland, OH

I’ve learned so much from this Forum.  The best networking opportunities.  My second Forum and was not disappointed.  I hope to be here next year.
Dev. Auth. of Fulton County, GA

Consultants Forum 17 - Columbus, Ohio

I wanted you to know that the Columbus Forum paid off recently. I recently was able to meet with two site selectors that I met (at the Forum) in Columbus. They were very productive meetings that I would not have gotten but for the Consultant’s Forum.
Prince William County, Department of Economic Development, VA

We have been an active participant at your Women in Economic Development Forums (we will again send two women this year), but Columbus was my first participation in a regular Forum.  I want to thank you and your team for an excellent event.  From my perspective your Forum was an extremely productive two days.  Keep up the good work.
Grant County Economic GROWTH Council, IN

Great conference!
Alabama Dept. of Commerce

Very Good.  Good size group makes it easier and comfortable to meet people and network.
Gwinnett Chamber, GA

Great way to get info and connect with peers.  Learned more. Solidified knowledge.  Some good take away ideas. Excellent mix. The EB-5 session very good.
Ames EDC, IA

First time attending.  Well worth the time.
City of Valparaiso, IN

The Forum was good.  I came in with no expectations, but left with information on how to do my job better.  Good content.  The forum provides ample amount of time to network.
City of Columbus, OH

Great event for first time attendee.  Topics were very relevant.  To me this is the real value.  Great to have you in Ohio!
Grow Piqua Now, OH

Great conference as always!
Northeast Indiana

Thank you.  Nicely done.  Picked up a couple of good contacts.

Thanks for your attention to every detail.  Once again, very well organized.  Good cross section of topics.  Speakers were all well prepared.  You provide excellent networking opportunities.
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council, OH

Very pleased overall.  “Met expectations” because I have been twice before, so my expectations are now high.  Great Job!
Jackson Co. Chamber, TN

All of the topics were very relevant.  Very current info and very broad and deep.  All of the speakers were very good, informative and entertaining.
Hamilton Co. EDC, OH

I can see how valuable this forum is to EDC’s.  Well organized – great subject matter and there was something for everyone.  I will recommend this to others.  Classy.  Informative. Valuable. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, WI

All speakers did a great job…good content and delivery.  Great event with useful and genuine content. 
Select Greater Philadelphia

Presentation and discussion gave me ideas to help me refocus and improve my economic development strategy.  Perfect hotel venue – comfortable, great location.
City of St. Marys, OH

Enjoyed hearing from industry people.  Good diversity of speakers and topics.
Nebraska Public Power District

Excellent Program.  Very worthwhile conference.
Team Volusia EDC, FL

Excellent idea to bring company panel to hear their process on site selection.  Dennis Cuneo’s auto presentation was great.   Overall good mix of topics. Great conference and great seeing you all!
Metro Atlanta Chamber, GA

Good conference.
South Western Kentucky EDC

Dennis Cuneo’s first hand experience with the auto industry was very insightful.
Community EDGE, MO

Excellent lineup of speakers!
Kansas City Area Dev Corporation

The panel discussion was valuable.  As always the Forum exceeded expectations.
Fairfield 33 Alliance,OH

My first regular Forum in a few years – quality of program still worthwhile and met expectations.

The conference was excellent – as usual…
Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County, CA

“All the speakers were great. I especially like that the consultants were so open and welcoming. Refreshing!”
Union County Development Board,SC

“Really enjoyed the conference in its entirety – including the venue and participants. Thank you for providing an insightful and positive event.”
Sacto, Ca

“Applicable, realistic and useful information. I found each session to be highly informative. “
Sacto ,Ca

“Great balance of topics! Please continue this conference!”
Muncie-Delaware County EDA, IN

“Thanks for a great 2012 Woman’s Conference. It was well worth the time and money to participate. I look forward to next years event”
Dalton – Whitfield County Joint Development Authority, GA

“Site Selection topics, networking and general relaxed conversations were great. Best most valuable conference I have been to.”
Duke Energy

“Great networking opportunities. Roundtables are fantastic! “

“Presentations were fantastic! – great energy, value, fast moving , concise, informational!”

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