The popular perception of our field is that it’s all about creating and growing technology companies, but since its creation decades ago, tech-based economic development has also emphasized deploying new technology and encouraging innovation in traditional industries. This includes industries that are tied to rural areas and may have an emphasis on natural resources. We’ll investigate some of the approaches being taken and how their work can influence what you’re doing for your region.
- Beth Bechdol, President & CEO, Agrinovus Indiana
- Donna Cassese, Government Affairs Consultant, Sappi North America