The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority presents “The New Urban Economic Model: The Transformation of Fairfax County,” a thought-provoking conference exploring how forward-thinking business communities and companies are rising to the challenges and opportunities created by urbanization.
How do communities navigate such a transformation while maintaining their position as desirable locations for business— with a strong economy and higher quality of life? Join us for this visionary event!
Interact with distinguished speakers and intriguing panelists:
- Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow (and former mayor of Indianapolis) William Hudnut III will address the audience on “Changing Metropolitan America.”
- Matthew Crosson, president of the Long Island Association, Inc., will examine how “America’s first suburb" is addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization.
- Expert panelists from the Washington and Seattle areas – Deborah Knutson, president of the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County, Wash.; David Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; and Richard Story, executive director of the Howard County (Md.) Economic Development Authority – will explore how forward-thinking business locations are rising to the challenges of urbanization.
- Brookings Institution urban policy scholar Anthony Downs will address the audience on “What’s in Store for Urbanized Areas?”
- Senior corporate executives – Terrance Bilbo, corporate vice president of CSC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation); David Geanacopoulos, executive vice president for public affairs and general counsel of Volkswagen Group of America; and Kevin J. Jacobs, senior vice president for corporate strategy of Hilton Hotels Corporation – will highlight the critical motivating forces that are reshaping the corporate location decision-making process and the implications of urbanization on their companies’ relocation decisions.
This conference is a must-attend event full of insight and networking opportunities for corporate executives, corporate facilities managers, site location consultants, commercial real estate professionals, economic developers and urban planners. Join us on June 18, 2009 in Tysons Corner, Virginia, for this visionary event!