Lansing, MI, November 24, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Michigan Economic Developers Association (“MEDA”) will hold its annual Fall Economic Development Toolbox event at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel on December 1st. MEDA organizers are proud to announce that a wide variety of economic developers from all throughout Michigan are planning to attend this year’s event and learn about a broad range of programs and initiatives to help spur economic growth.
“Our Toolbox events provide economic developers with the latest on programs affecting job and investment growth,” said the Association’s Executive Director, John Avery.
One of this year’s keynote speakers will be Doug Rothwell, President of Business Leaders for Michigan. Mr. Rothwell will present valuable information on what he feels it will take to bring Michigan’s economy back to our nation’s forefront.
"We can't let progress be confused with accomplishment,” said Rothwell. “Michigan has come a long way recovering from the Great Recession. But on most economic metrics we still rank average to below average. Getting to become a Top Ten state is within our reach if we're prepared to take the extra steps needed to get there,” further stated.
The Toolbox Event was originally created to initiate discussion and share information about the latest best practices in economic development. Sessions will include talks on the challenges economic developers face in Flint, what best places to invest have in common, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s initiatives for 2017.
The Michigan Economic Developers Association, founded in 1960, holds events throughout the year presenting a variety of expert speakers to educate and advance the interests of Michigan’s economic development community. The Association provides opportunities for economic developers in advocacy, networking and learning. It also administers the state-sponsored Certified Business Parks program, a tool for business parks to draw potential businesses.