Winning Strategies for Job Creation & Business Attraction
Tuesday, April 12, 1 p.m. EDT
States pursue new business as a course of action … it is part of their job. But how states do so and which models work best is open to debate. Oftentimes the default position is to throw money at the opportunity in the hope that your state is chosen over the competition. Increasingly, however, this thinking is coming under attack, and in times of immense fiscal turmoil in state budgets, state leaders are rethinking their economic development strategies. Learn about various options being explored by states to effectively pursue new business prospects, sustain existing businesses, promote job growth and how to foster emerging opportunities from within.
Greg LeRoy, executive director, Good Jobs First View Bio >>
Robert Tannenwald, senior fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities View Bio >>
Manuel Mencia, senior vice president/chief operating officer, Enterprise Florida View Bio >>
Recognized as a thought leader on state and local economic development subsidies, Greg LeRoy directs Good Jobs First, a national resource center promoting accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. Good Jobs First is recognized as the arbiter of how well, or poorly, states disclose economic development deals online; it also tracks and promotes reforms such as job quality standards, clawbacks and location efficiency.
In addition to articles, book chapters, and testimony, LeRoy has trained for meetings of the International Economic Development Council, National Conference of State Legislatures, Local Government Commission/New Partners for Smart Growth, the National League of Cities’ Leadership Training Institute and state-based associations of public officials. http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/