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Economic and Community Development Opportunities: Connections within Housing & Small Business
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Economic and Community Development Opportunities: Connections within Housing & Small Business

A Workshop Live at SC Johnson iMET Technology Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant and webcast at small business incubators statewide: Platteville, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Wausau, Ashland and Spooner. This is a free day long meeting.

5/5/2016
When: May 5, 2016
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where: SC-Johnson-Integrated-Manufacturing-and-Engineering-Technology-imet-Center
2320 Renaissance Blvd
Sturtevant 53177
United States
Contact: Brian Doudna
608-255-5666


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Economic and Community Development: 

Opportunities and Strategies for Small Business

A Workshop

Live at SC Johnson iMET Technology Center,

2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant

and webcast at small business incubators statewide:

Platteville, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Wausau, Ashland and Spooner

Agenda – May 5, 2015

8:30 am

Registration, Light Continental Breakfast, and Networking

   

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Carol Maria, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

   

9:10 am

Federal Small Business & Community Development Partners

Federal community development economic development programs serve communities through a variety of programs. This session will offer examples on how these programs are being successfully implemented and the impact, tools, and resources they offer your community.

Panelists:

  • Jaime Santiago, Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Kristi S. Johnson, Community Development Supervisor, City of West Allis
  • Jeff Hudson, Business and Cooperative Programs Director, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

9:50 am

Break

   

10:00 am

State Small Business Resources and Loan Programs

The State of Wisconsin continues to provide loan programs that support business development. Learn how these programs can help small business projects fill a gap, reduce a risk or create partnerships to encourage small business expansions and startups that create jobs and support a vibrant local economy.

Panelists:

  • Dave Pawlisch, Community Development – Bureau Director, Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Kim Plache, Business Development Officer, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
  • Laurel Sukup, Chief - Sustainability and business Support - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

11:30 am

Networking Lunch

   

12:15 pm

Small Business Development Case Study Discussion: Acquisition and Expansion Projects

A critical part of most large-impact economic development projects is the art of deal structuring. The process is often time-consuming and complicated. This panel of bankers, non-bank lenders, and WEDA members will share their experience and expertise. This interactive session will cover challenges overcome in urban and rural small business development settings.

PowerPoint

  • Eric Ness, Wisconsin District Director, US Small Business Administration
  • Jason Monnett, Vice President Lending, WBD Finance
  • Carolyn Engel, Business Finance Manager, Business Lending Partners, a Division of Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC)
  • Josh Sopczak, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banker at Tri City National Bank

1:00 pm

 

 

Advancing Wisconsin’s Business Climate

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide an update on their programs and services. The presentation will share best practices to engage the WEDC in future local projects. The presentation will cover recommendations from the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Wisconsin’s Legislative Audit Bureau.

  • Barb LaMue, Vice President, Economic & Community Development, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

1:40 pm

 

Closing Remarks Brian Doudna, Executive Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Association

 

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