‘Inspiration’ focus of annual economic development summit

“The Declaration of Inspiration” is the theme of the 16th annual New Hampshire Economic Development Summit, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Inns at Mill Falls in Meredith.Keynote speaker will be Burns Development Group principal Linda Burns, a national site selector with over 30 years experience in corporate recruitment relocation and expansion strategies who has helped the state of Texas convince companies such as AT&T and Comerica to open up their corporate headquarters there.Burns will discuss how New Hampshire economic developers and businesses can work together to foster an environment that is attractive to site selectors looking to place clients interested in relocation or expansion.There also will be two interactive business panels.A “Leading the Pack – Inc. 5000″ panel will feature a group of New Hampshire businesses, including Rustic Crust and Dyn, which were featured on this year’s Inc. 5000 list.”Business Underground – Rising to the Top” will feature a group of emerging companies including Earthtec, Animetrics and Tradeport USA, which are known for their innovation and cutting edge technology.Other sessions will feature Glen Group owner Nancy Clark, who will discuss “How to Survive When Your Industry is Considered an Expense” and Epiphanies Inc. co-owner Allen Voivod, who will present “Safety in Numbers: The Crowdsourcing of Inspiration.”The “Commissioner’s Awards for Economic Development Excellence” will also be presented.Admission to the summit is free.The event’s sponsor is Public Service of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Business Review is media sponsor.To register for the Summit, email Catherine Goff at mailto:cgoff@dred.state.nh.us or call 603-271-2341. — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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