Willett to Present to International Economic Development Audience

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WILLETT TO PRESENT TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUDIENCE
Will present on global trends affecting economic development

CULTIVATION CORRIDOR (IA) – The Cultivation Corridor’s Brent Willett will deliver an interactive presentation to an international audience of economic and community developers at the International Economic Development Council’s 2017 Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario in September.

Willett’s presentation, titled The Spoon That Stirs the Coffee: The global populist rise is a bigger global shift than 9/11. Economic development must reinvent itself or wither away will be based on a guest opinion titled Reinventing Economic Development originally published in the Des Moines Business Record on March 24, 2017.  An expanded version is available at http://www.brentwillett.org/blog/2017/3/10/the-spoon-that-stirs-the-coffee.

Willett discusses recent global shifts in social and political climate and the resultant impact on public institutions traditionally responsible for managing economic development strategy in regions and communities.

He will present on Monday September 18 at 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

Brent Willett, is Executive Director of Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, a cluster-based economic development andinnovation acceleration organization focused on growing Central Iowa’s agriculture, bioscience and technology sectors via the attraction of investment, jobs and talent to the state.

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