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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!


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!

10th Annual LiveXchange Kicks Off April 6

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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!



STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State

Boeing Utah

Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.


STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

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While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.


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.    


BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

Irving Joplin

Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.


2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Includes All-Star Speakers

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This year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. This year’s speakers include: Topics to be discussed include: The Future of Site Selection Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities Site Selection Case History Evaluating Financial Incentives KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process Register today at www.BFLiveXchange.com and enjoy a FREE extended stay in Myrtle Beach. Attendance at LiveXchange is limited and is available by invitation only. If you have any questions about LiveXchange, please contact our Registration Manager, Todd Conine, at 732-559-1263 or email tconine@groupc.com.  


Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

ASI

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.


SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

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Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.


FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

Gov Tom Corbett

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.