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Action Plan  

Priorities and Committees for 2017-18


  1. Economic Development Research Committee
    1. Committee members: Dave Shideler and John Claybon, committee co-chairs
    2. Develop relevant higher education workforce and economic development data for fast response to adversarial rhetoric.
    3. Create videos to show the story behind the data.
  2. Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award Ceremony and Reception
    1. Committee members: Dana Hope-Chism, committee chair, and Cecil Carter
    2. Require summaries to include information on how the partnership is tied to economic development – impact numbers.
  3. Membership and Best Practice Committee
    1. Kaben Smallwood, committee chair
    2. Outreach to institutions with vacant positions on the EDC.
    3. Engage EDC members in sharing one of their institution’s best practices at an EDC meeting.

Working Committees

  1. Economic Development Site Tour scheduled for May 8, 2018 – Pat Green, chair.
  2. Economic Development training to be scheduled during fall 2018.