Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of industries across the board, and economic development is no exception. We're all doing things we never thought we could do only 14 months ago. Virtual events? Virtual tours? Interactive online walkthroughs? These are our new normal. The economic developers that weathered these challenges were the ones most open to experimentation and creative rethinking of familiar tactics. It's clear to everyone that investment promotion and retention are now tied in a symbiotic relationship with innovation.
We invite you to join us for a free 75-minute masterclass on Thursday, May 13th (10:30 am EDT/ 7:30 am PDT), co-hosted with fDi Intelligence, to take a closer look at how EDOs can leverage digital solutions and their tech ecosystems to take their communities beyond Covid-19. The fDi Masterclass will answer this and other questions by offering economic development professionals a chance to hear from industry’s thought leaders and learn from real-life success stories. This event is suited for professionals from government agencies and economic development organizations tasked with investment attraction and associated activities.
We've got a stellar lineup of speakers to offer their perspectives, best strategies and answer your questions, along with co-presenters Alissa Sklar, Ph.D., vice president of marketing at GIS Planning, and Jacopo Dettoni, editor of fDi Magazine:
- Didi Caldwell, president of Global Location Strategies
- Amy Madison, executive director of Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (TX)
- Rodrigo Mahs, executive director, head of global innovation at 500 Startups
You can view the agenda by clicking here.