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Our team of experts in economic development and site selection are available to assist communities, economic development organizations and associations as a speaker for your next event. Give us a call or e-mail us to see how we may develop a speaking program that serves your specific needs.

Sample Speaking Topic

Are We On The Same Page? Understanding What Makes Good Communities Great

Economic development has been described by many as a science and art. It is a complex process that is always in motion and never ends. In today’s highly competitive global environment, those communities and regions that are adaptable, flexible, have an excellent product to present and understand the value of quality public and private leadership are those that consistently win in the economic development arena, whether it’s in business recruitment, entrepreneurial development or business retention and expansion.

Jay Garner, President of Garner Economics LLC, a 30+ year award winning veteran of the site location consulting, economic development and chamber of commerce professions will discuss those characteristics that successful communities in North America have in common as they work to advance their economic vitality.

“We chose Garner Economics to bring focus to our economic development efforts with a business development strategy. In Jay’s initial presentation, my audience walked away with a new understanding of economic development and what it takes to be competitive. He brings his experience as a site selector and as an economic development professional to his research, presentations and recommendations. Jay is a “rock star” when it comes to economic development and executable strategies.”

Marjette Upshur | Opportunity Lynchburg

Representative Speaking Clients