Opening Remarks by Ben Fowke, Chairman, President, & CEO of Xcel Energy. Ben represents a multi state energy company working in regional economic development.
Closing Session by Kevin McKinnon, Deputy Commissioner of DEED. Kevin will provide a debrief of the Army Futures Command project.
WHAT: Join us as we unpack the process of a deal at the GREATER MSP Business Investment Summit. An event that will bring together nationally leading site selection consultants, local commercial brokers, economic developers and deal-makers.
Enjoy a keynote conversation between Michael Langley and Richard Florida on the "Amazon HQ2 Effect", discussing the muti-faceted implications of this unprecedented site selection process.
Be a part of a candid, behind the scenes conversation about how a corporate site selection deal actually works, including addressing the different public and private sector processes and how to navigate through potential deal barriers.
WHO: Everyone involved in the deal process, including Public Sector Partners, Commercial Brokers, Site Selectors, Developers, Utilities and many more.
WHY: Understanding the deal process and working through barriers together will ensure businesses and people prosper in the Region.
9:30 am: Registration and Networking
10:00 am: Welcome
10:30 am: Keynote: The HQ2 Effect with Richard Florida, Author of The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto and GREATER MSP CEO, Michael Langley
11:45 am: Lunch
12:15 pm: Unpacking the Deal Processes
1:15 pm: Best Practices on How to Overcome Deal Barriers
2:00 pm: Deal Discussion, How Did It Actually Work?
3:00 pm: Networking and happy hour
*Additional national thought leader speakers will be announced soon
*Please note, elected officials are welcome at the Business Investment Summit. Please forward this invite to anyone who may be interested.