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

September 19, 2012 – Salvatore’s Conference Center, Lawrence

WELCOME
Marty Jones – President and CEO, MassDevelopment

CHOOSING TO COMPETE/PLANNING AHEAD FOR GROWTH
— Victoria Maguire – Director, Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office

GOOD PLANNING SPURS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: PLANNING SUCCESSES
— Dennis DiZoglio – Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Adam Baacke – Assistant City Manager, Lowell
— James J. Fiorentini – Mayor, City of Haverhill
Greg Balukonis – Town Manager, North Reading
Paul Cohen – Town Manager, Chelmsford

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT: INFRASTRUCTURE SUCCESSES
— Beverly Woods – Executive Director, Northern Middlesex Council of Government
Maggie Super Church – Consultant
Thatcher Kezer – Mayor, City of Amesbury
Rick Reed – Town Manager, Bedford

FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
— Introduction by Bernie Lynch – City Manager, Lowell
— U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas

NEW TOOLS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Marty Jones
Victoria Maguire – Director, Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office
Peter Milano – Senior Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Susan Houston – Executive Director, MassEcon
Kerry Bowie – MassDEP, Brownfields Coordinator
— Richard Henderson – EVP of Real Estate, MassDevelopment
— Laura Canter – EVP of Finance, MassDevelopment

CLOSING REMARKS – WHAAT’S NEXT FOR THE REGION?
Marybeth Campbell – Director of Education and Workforce Development

NEW TOOLS PANELISTS

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