Webinar – Introduction to Economic Development
17 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$25
Did you recently start an economic development role and transition from a different industry? This webinar is designed for you!
This webinar will review the basic goals, features and structures of economic development, specifically for new professionals in the industry. The webinar will use case studies and examples from around Australia to demonstrate the various levers that government has at its disposal to encourage and facilitate positive economic growth for the community.
- What is economic development?
- How economic development supports the community
- Mandate for economic development across the State, regions and local communities
- Key work areas (including practical case studies for each):
- Existing business retention and expansion
- Investment attraction
- Workforce development
- Industry development
- Export development
- Catalytic infrastructure
- Start-ups and entrepreneurialism
Michael Campbell | Lucid Economics
Michael is a founding director of Lucid Economics and has 18 years of experience in economic development, tourism, property and industry/economic research that spans three continents. Michael works with both public and private sector clients using economic and financial analysis to inform strategy development, investment decisions and government policy. Michael brings many years of economic development and location analysis experience in the US, Europe and Australia. Michael’s consulting practice focuses on economic development and tourism consulting for state and local governments as well as location analysis and investment advice for businesses, investors and property developers.
Michael was one of the first in Australia to receive the ACEcD (Australian Certified Economic Developer) accreditation from Economic Development Australia (EDA). He is a regular presenter on economic development matters at major economic development conferences at the national, state
and regional level. Michael is a trusted adviser to numerous state and local governments as well as regional economic development organisations in regards to economic development, investment attraction, tourism and planning.
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