Webinar: How Attractive is Your Region to Prospective Companies

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time of Event: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Registration Rate: $79/Individual   $295/Group of 5 or more

Finding and attracting the prospects you seek requires access to accurate data, a thorough understanding of key trends and a realistic grasp of how your region is being evaluated by candidate companies.

Love at first site- First impression matters, and often, your website is that first impression for prospects and site selectors. When planning for expansion and developing a list of destination options, a site selector or prospect’s first step is rarely reaching out to the EDOs. Making it easy for site selectors and prospects to find the scoop on your region is critical. Otherwise, you run the risk of being eliminate from the selection process before it even starts.

How does your region’s labor availability stack up?  Up until recently, recruiting companies was the starting point for investment attraction, following by working on attracting the right people to satisfy workforce needs. that doesn’t cut it anymore. The Starting point is now retaining and recruiting talent to make sure your region can attract companies in the first place.

Are you using the right data to attract investment?Data can shine a light on how to strengthen your clusters and identify your ideal targets. There is great value to having a clear picture of suppliers to existing clusters. Creating “cluster stickiness”can further enhance your attractiveness for further new business investment.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • how to make your best first impression to site selectors and prospects with your EDO website
  • how best not to get eliminated from the site selection process before it even starts
  • what data and information are “must haves” on your EDO website
  • better understand workforce and talent attraction trends and whether you an satisfy the workforce needs in your target sectors
  • how to create cluster stickiness to further enhance new business investment
  • better understand the site selection methodology and trends
  • how to best use big data to stay competitive
Presenter: Steven Jast, President, Research on Investment  (link to bio)

Registration and Payment Policy: All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event. Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.