2013 National Economic Gardening Conference

Nurturing Entrepreneurs, Growing Economies

2013 National Economic Gardening Conference - Nurturing Entrepreneurs, Growing Economies

It’s A Wrap

The conference is over . . . but the buzz lives on.

If you attended, Many, Many Thanks for helping to make it a GREAT conference. 

If you could not attend, we missed you!

Powerpoint presentations will appear as I receive them — Enjoy!!

The Future of Economic Development is NOW!! — Dell Gines luncheon speech

Explosive Growth – Penny Lewandowski’s opened the Conference

New Firm Dynamics and Development – E.J. Reedy, Research Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

Economic Gardening’s Place in an Entrepreneurial Eco-system – Steve Radley, President and CEO NetWork Kansas  :  http://prezi.com/2fzuctwo7wnk/entrepreneurial-culture-economic-gardening-setting-a-new-direction-for-21st-century-communities/

EG Planning Execution Followup Success – Jessica Nelson, NCEG Operations Manager

Project Format – Chris Reddin, EG National Strategic Research Team, Team Leader

Helping Clients get the most from an EG Engagement – Terry O’Keefe, EG National Strategic Research Team, Team Leader






Page down for Important Conference Info

ESRI Pre-Conference Workshop

Only $30

2 to 5 pm, Wednesday June 5

Register NOW by phone — 573-882-2269 by Monday, June 3

Open to first 20 who call!!!

Pay at door, cash (correct change please) or check

Esri Business Analyst for Economic Gardening

Join us for a hands-on course on the use of ESRI Geographic Information Systems tools for Economic Gardening.  We will focus on the use of ESRI’s Business Analyst tools and techniques centered around common Economic Gardening customer needs. The course will be run in three tiers to meet the needs of new and experienced GIS users alike.


Website Updates!

Registration Deadline Removed – 

 Some late announcements to interested parties has allowed us to remove the deadline for registration through this site –

BUT — please do not delay as catering will require a cut-off for Thursday’s luncheon and you don’t want to miss that meal!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS can be made through the Travel and Lodging Tab. Click links directly above the map. Marriott sold out on Wednesday, June 5,

but rooms still available on Thursday, June 6.  If you are ONLY staying on Thursday please use the conference hotel.

Two links for hotels within a block or so are up now: Hotel Aladdin & Hotel Phillips — both very nice and convenient!

SPEAKERS: See who is speaking – their topics – their bios – on the SPEAKERS tab on the Blue Ribbon.

SPONSORS: Check ‘em out, visit and leave a comment that you stopped by due to their generous assistance with the Economic Gardening Conference.