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Choosing to Collaborate: Regional & State Resources for Economic Development (Fall River)

June 12, 2012 – Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center, Fall River

WELCOME
— William Flanagan – Mayor of Fall River

MASSACHUSETTS: CHOOSING TO COMPETE
— Marty Jones – President and CEO, MassDevelopment

STATE OF THE ECONOMY IN OUR REGION
— Stephen Smith – Executive Director, SRPEDD

SUCCESS STORIES – REGIONALIZATION AND COLLABORATION
Myles Standish Industrial Park, Taunton:
  — Louis Ricciardi – President, Board of Directors, Taunton Development Corporation
  — Richard Henderson – Executive Vice President, Real Estate, MassDevelopment
Four Towns Cooperating in Blackstone Valley:
  — Jennifer Hager – Planning Director, Town of Sutton

NEW TOOLS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MassEcon:
  — Susan Houston – Executive Director
Brownfields Support Team:
  — Ken Fiola – Executive Vice President, Fall River Office of Economic Development
  — Kerry Bowie – Director of Brownfields and Environmental Justice, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development:
  — Victoria Maguire – Director, Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office
Massachusetts Office of Business Development:
  — Anne Struthers – Executive Director
MassDevelopment:
  — Laura Canter – Executive Vice President, Finance
  — Richard Henderson – Executive Vice President, Real Estate

CLOSING REMARKS – WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE REGION AND REGIONAL COLLABORATION
— Paul Vigeant – Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development, UMass

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS BY COMMUNITIES TO NEW TOOLS PANELISTS

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