Registration open for state conference

Registration open for state conference

Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 59th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community to be held Oct. 18–19 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
The conference will focus on thinking globally in terms of economic development and the impact that will have locally in Tennessee communities.
“In today’s global economy, it’s important to understand that economic development is no longer a competition amongst neighboring states but with countries around the world,” state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said. “Governor Haslam and I look forward to another successful conference this year and hope that attendees are inspired by fresh ideas, resources and initiatives that can make their community more competitive in this global race for new investments.”
The two-day conference will include multiple educational sessions with the latest on economic development topics including entrepreneurship, exporting, incentives, research and development, site certification, online marketing, workforce development and agribusiness.
Back by popular demand, the conference will open with a plenary session on Oct. 18 featuring some of the nation’s leading site selectors on what they are looking for in potential locations and what it takes to land a project.
Mike Curb, founder and chairman of Curb Records, will be the keynote speaker at the commissioner’s luncheon on Oct. 18.
Curb Records, owned and operated by Curb since 1962, has achieved 432 number one hits and is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. The company maintains a roster that includes some of the top names in country, Christian and pop/rock music.
Curb Records was named Billboard’s 2001 Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records’ 2005 Overall Gold Label of the Year.
Curb’s experience is not limited to the entertainment industry, but also includes public service. He was elected lieutenant governor of California in 1978. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission.
A room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel for the conference. Conference attendees are eligible for a special room rate of $107 for a single and $127 for a double. These special rates are only available as occupancy permits or until Sept. 28.
To make reservations for the conference, call 1-800-327-6618 or (615) 255-8400 and refer to the “Governor’s Conference ECD” to get the discounted rate.
For more information or to register for the 59th Annual Governor’s Conference, go online to www.tnecdcon.com.

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