MAEDC 2014 Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum
December 7-9, 2014
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Downtown

The Competitiveness Conference, hosted by the Mid America Economic Development Council, is an affordable opportunity for economic development education, networking, and face time with site selectors from across the country!

The Competitiveness Conference is ideal for anyone in the economic development profession who is searching for opportunities to connect with site selectors, learn from experienced practitioners, and attend sessions on economic development most relevant to Midwest communities, large and small. 

CLICK HERE to view the 2013 On-site Program


2013 Competitiveness Conference Speaker Biographies:

Brad Migdal Gaylon Baker Paul Hampton
Brent Pollina Harry Moser Paula Hazlewood
Christopher Lloyd Janyce Fadden Rick Little
Courtney Dunbar Jeff Rossate Rob Sparks
Denis DeCamp Jerry Szatan Ron Tarter
Eric Voyles Kathy Mussio Tracey Hyatt Bosman
Fred Reikowsky Ken Hagaman  
Gary DeMasi Michael McDermott  


2013 Competitiveness Conference Speaker presentations:

Harry Moser - Sunday, December 8th; 1:00 to 2:45 p.m.
                 - The Reshoring Assessment: A Total-Cost Analysis Presentation
                 - Reshoring Initiative Brochure

                 - Reshoring Initiative Offerings and Accomplishments


                 - Programs to Enable Reshoring and Enhance Skilled Workforce Recruiting

Ron Tarter - Sunday, December 8th; 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
               - The Emerging Journey with Made in the USA

Christopher Lloyd - Monday, Dec. 9th 8:15 to 9:00 a.m.
                        - Winning the War Against Incentives

Fred Reikowsky - Monday, Dec. 9th 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
                     - Foreign Direct Investment Presentation

Ron Starner - Monday, Dec. 9th 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
                 - MAEDC Annual Site Selector Survey

                 - Interactive Poll Results

Gaylon Baker - Tuesday, Dec. 10th 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
                  - Sudden & Extreme Economic Growth - Opportunities and Challenges

Janyce Fadden - Tuesday, Dec. 10th 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

                     - Economic Development Revolution Presentation

Eric Voyles - Tuesday, Dec. 10th 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

               - Transforming Rockford, Illinois Presentation

Rob Sparks - Tuesday, Dec. 10th 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

                - Economic Development Revolution Presentation


MAEDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to make you more valuable to your organization. MAEDC is the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs and accessing thought leadership.
Mid-America Economic Development Council
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 866-439-9172
Fax: 614-221-1989