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People interested in economic development opportunities that cross the Ohio/Michigan border are invited to the next TMACOG Tech. Improvements to I-75 in both states and construction of the new Gordie Howe International bridge will increase the amount of traffic and goods exchanged in the region with opportunities for economic development.

TMACOG Tech: Being Prepared When Opportunity Knocks is Friday, October 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe Bank & Trust, 10 Washington St., Monroe, MI. The last day for registration is Friday, October 9. Register on the TMACOG website here. The fee is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. Follow this link for parking information.

8 a.m.
Registration/Networking/ Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Welcome: Carol Contrada, Lucas County; and Henry Lievens, Monroe County
8:45 a.m.
Economic development - meet the team. How economic development agencies coordinate regional efforts
Dean Monske, Regional Growth Partnership (RGP)
Tim Lake, Monroe County Business Development Corp. (MCBDC)
9:15 a.m.
The Role Ports Play in Economic Development
Paul LaMarre III, Port of Monroe
Paul Toth, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Joe Cappel, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
9:45 a.m.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan
Steve Weitzner, Silverlode Consulting
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
The I-75 Corridor. Opportunities presented by the new Gordie Howe International Bridge and improvements to I-75 in both states
Scott Fleming, Prima Civitas
Tom Rico, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
11:30 a.m.
Lunch Break
Keynote presentation. How communities can become engaged in business site selection and end up on the short list
Dennis Burnside, Juniper CRE
1 p.m.

For questions, contact Peggy Ricard at 419.241.9155 ext. 105.

Thank you to the sponsors of this TMACOG Tech: Monroe Bank & Trust,
Monroe County Business Development Corp., Regional Growth Partnership, TMACOG, and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

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