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      June 15, 2012

      Friday   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      8325 Jericho Turnpike
      Woodbury, New York 11797

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      Economic Development & You: Best Practices and Bottom Lines

      A panel discussion entitled “Economic Development and You: Best Practices and Bottom Lines” will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8 am until noon at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, and promises to educate Long Island business owners as to how economic development agencies can help them remain competitive in a global business environment.

      The morning will feature three 20-minute presentations made by representatives from Columbus, Ohio, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and site selection consultant Thomas Stringer of Ryan, a global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

      There is no charge to attend but participants must own or manage their own business and they must register in advance. Long Island Inc. is hosting the event, which will be moderated by Long Island Inc. President Michael Watt.

      Watt ran the Long Island Partnership – an umbrella organization representing more than two dozen Long Island-based economic development agencies – from 2003 to 2007.

      Long Island Business News Publisher John Kominicki will open the conference with his take on the current business climate on Long Island.

      ·         Organizers will invite owners of qualifying businesses (annual sales revenue greater than $5 million) and limit participation to 50.

      ·         Attendance is free, but attendees must own or manage a business and register in advance.

      ·         Attendees will arrive between 8 am and 8:30 am and network during that time. Panelists should also be on hand for networking.

      ·         The program will being at 8:30, with the moderator introducing the panel and explaining the agenda.

      ·         Each panelist will make his presentation, taking 20 minutes each. The discussion will conclude with Tom Stringer discussing New York State.

      ·         After a 15 minute break at 10 am, the panel and audience will re-group and the floor will be opened to questions. After an hour of Q&A, attendees will be encouraged to stay for one-on-one interaction with the out-of-state economic development representatives.

      The Columbus, Ohio Region has a diversified economy where no single major industry sector represents more than 18 percent of employment. Finance and insurance, advanced manufacturing, health, logistics and other industries are complemented by the presence of Ohio State University and the state capital. Continued investment in the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park and other areas of the region's logistics sector has been a major factor in the growth of Transportation and Utilities, as well as Advanced Energy, Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Life Sciences, Back Office Operations, Logistics, Manufacturing and Research & Development.

      The Beacon Council is Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership. It has worked to enhance the community by facilitating business investment and promoting the Miami-Dade County area as the ideal location for businesses to operate. Since its creation in 1985, The Beacon Council has assisted over 800 companies which have created more than 55,000 direct jobs, retained more than 16,000 existing jobs, and added more than $2.8 billion in new capital investment to our community.

      Cost: Long Island Business Owner 0.00

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