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2019 Scott County Economic Development Summit

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Name: 2019 Scott County Economic Development Summit
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Quad Cities region economic developers, businesses and community leaders are invited to the upcoming Scott County Economic Development Summit to hear from area experts and business owners as they address topics relevant to growing our economy. A full morning of panel sessions is followed by a buffet luncheon featuring keynote speaker Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority.  The afternoon is filled with tours to Cinnamon Ridge Farm and Cody Road Distillery, open to the first 40 registrants.
 
Registration fees:
Full workshop (includes luncheon buffet) - $45.00
Keynote buffet luncheon only (will include vegan option) - $25.00
Cinnamon Ridge Farm and Mississippi River Distillery tour (limited to the first 40) Free 
REGISTRATION CLOSES - Tuesday, Feburary 19th 
Schedule of Events
Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast  8:15-9 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions
9-10:15 a.m.
Economic Development Models for Value-Added Agriculture John Maxwell, Cinnamon Ridge Farms
Tom Dittmer, Grandview Farms
Scott Rochau, Rochau Farms
Glen Keppy, Keppy Farms
Funding Opportunities for Economic Development in Iowa Craig Markly, Iowa Department of Transportation
Mark Reinig, Center for Industrial Research & Service
Gail Kotval, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Grant Menke, US Department of Agriculture
Break 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions
10:30-11:45 a.m.
The Craft Industry and Its Value to the Economy Ryan Burchett, Mississippi River Distilling Company
Julia Rubino, Proposed Scott Co. Vineyard and Winery
Ian Frink, Crawford Brew Works
Ben Arndt, Tycoga Winery
Encouraging and Expanding the Workforce David Ottavianelli, Deere and Company
Christine Caves, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Greg Aguilar, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Break 11:45-Noon
12-1:15 p.m.           Keynote Address and Buffet Luncheon
Economic Development Opportunities in Iowa
Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority
1:30-4 p.m.       
Optional tour of Cinnamon Ridge Farms and Cody Road Distillery to first 40 registrants

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Location:
Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State St.
Bettendorf, IA  52722
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, Feb. 28
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Information:
Scott County Planning and Development Department, (563) 326-8643
Fees/Admission:
- Full workshop (includes luncheon buffet) - $45.00
- Keynote buffet luncheon only (will include vegan option) - $25.00
- Cinnamon Ridge Farm & Mississippi River Distillery tour (limited to first 40) - Free
REGISTRATION CLOSES - Tuesday, Feburary 19th 
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