LIVONIA, Mich. – CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit is inviting local professionals to join a discussion Feb. 26 about 2014 economic development strategies in the City of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Representatives from all three counties and the City of Detroit will discuss the types of businesses they’re hoping to attract and how that relates to prospects in new construction and lease opportunities.
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Chair and Schoolcraft College Treasurer/Trustee Joan Gebhardt and Irene Spanos, director of Economic Development and Community Affairs for Oakland County, will moderate the event. Speakers include Valerie Hoag, senior vice president of business development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Melissa Roy, assistant Macomb County executive; Gina Cavaliere, deputy director of the Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE); and Olga Stella, vice president of business development for the Detroit Economic Grown Corporation. Dearborn-based Judeh & Associates is sponsoring the 2014 Southeast Michigan Economic Development Outlook.
The event will take place at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center, located at 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia. It begins at 2:30 p.m. with registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres. A presentation and Q&A session will run from 3-4:30 p.m., followed by networking. The cost to attend is $35 for CREW members and $70 for nonmembers.
Register here by Feb. 21.