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LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects

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At this year’s LiveXchange, returning speaker Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group shared his thoughts on “Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects.”

10th Annual LiveXchange Kicks Off April 6

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The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange event will kick off Sunday, April 6 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. During the event, corporate executives (delegates) will meet one-on-one with economic developers from the U.S. and Canada to discuss their location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and enjoy networking activities with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. CONFERENCE PROGRAM This year’s LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This year’s speakers and topics include: The Future of Site Selection Moderator: Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief, Business Facilities Panelists: Philip Anderson, PhD, President and CEO, P.W. Anderson & Partners; Mark Lautman, Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture; Anatalio Ubalde, CEO, GIS Planning, ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp; Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs Speaker: Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities Speaker:  Al Jones, Chief of Scouts, aljonesbusinessgrowth Site Selection Case History Speaker:  Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates Evaluating Financial Incentives Speaker:  Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study Speaker:  Hartley Powell, Principal, KPMG Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process Speaker:  David Brandon, Senior VP, Site Selection Group SPONSORS The current roster of 2014 LiveXchange sponsors, by region, includes: U.S. NEW ENGLAND/MID-ATLANTIC • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, NY • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & Pittsburgh Regional Alliance U.S. SOUTH • Almost Nashville, KY • Fayette County Development Authority, GA • Hernando County, Florida Office of Business Development • Louisiana Economic Development/AEP SWEPCO • Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority • Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and Santee Cooper, SC • West Virginia Development Office U.S. SOUTHWEST • Greater Houston Partnership / Centerpoint Energy, TX • Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman, OK • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation,TX U.S. GREAT LAKES • Lansing Economic Area Partnership / LEAP, MI • Quad Cities First, IL and IA • Regional Growth Partnership [Toledo] JobsOhio U.S. PLAINS • GO Topeka Economic Partnership, KS • The Joplin Regional Partnership (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma) • Overland Park Economic Development Council, KS CANADA • Durham Region, Ontario, Canada To learn more, visit BFLiveXchange.com today!

LiveXchange Offers NASCAR Racing Experience!

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Delegates at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will have the opportunity to become a driver or a passenger of an authentic NASCAR race car at the NASCAR Racing Experience at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. After a training meeting and Q&A session with the Crew Chief, participants will be fitted with a helmet and radio communications and buckled into a race car. They’ll enjoy a five minute timed racing session on the speedway as a driver or a three-lap ride as a passenger with a professional driver. All drivers will receive a Graduate Certificate with their name and top speed along with a souvenir racing license. This is a true NASCAR driving experience for LiveXchange delegates! Delegates who are looking for a less “racy” experience can enjoy the traditional LiveXchange Golf Tournament at the beautiful and challenging Grande Dunes. For more information, visit www.BFLiveXchange.com.