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Who- anyone involved in ED at a functional or strategic level, as well as anyone who has input into the policies or processes affecting ED at the local, regional, state, national and global levels
What- 2011 ED Summit- The New Oklahoma Economy: Global, Social, Sustainable, Strategic
Where- Norman, Embassy Suites
When- Oct 3-4, 2011
Why- Our economy is changing, that means the needs of companies are changing. As economic developers, we need to rethink our strategies to provide better products and services for our stakeholders. How do we make Oklahoma, and our communities, competitive for the jobs that are being created? What affect will innovation and technology have on job creation? How do we reposition our “product” on investors and decision makers’ perceptual maps? Do we understand the 5 C’s of customer, communities, context, collaborators and competitors? Do we know how to segment, position and target? Do we have the right mix of product, price, promotion and place? What is the decision matrix for companies/consultants in this new economy?
Special confirmed guests include the Honorable Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma, Jeff Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), David Lopez, Secretary of Commerce, the Honorable Todd Lamb, Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, and Gene Stinson, Executive Director of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC).