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  • 1. 7 th NATIONAL ECONOMIC GARDENING CONFERENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ABERDEEN Julie M. Johnson, Absolutely! Aberdeen & Prairie Vision & Jim Barringer, Aberdeen Development Corporation
  • 2. FIRST THINGS FIRST!
  • 3. CONGRATUATIONS TO OUR REGIONAL PARTNERS!
  • 4. ABSOLUTELY!ABERDEEN
    • “A 4-year progressive economic development action plan to accelerate economic investment in Northeast South Dakota from 2006-2009”
    • “Aberdeen: Open for Business in Northeast South Dakota”
  • 5. ‘ Accelerating the Growth of Aberdeen and its Region”
  • 6. “ LEADING AT THE SPEED OF GROWTH ”
  • 7. II. PRIMARY JOB CREATION: HOW DID WE DO?
    • Aberdeen Development Corp. gets a gold star!
    • Nearly 2000 new jobs with new firms by end of ’10
    • Catalytix gave us great advice
    • Still working with companies
    • Chamber—”Bridges” is a fabulous internship program!
    • SBDC—BIG Idea is a great piece of work!
    • ‘ Bridge Builder Award”-1st presented ‘08
    • Entrepreneur of the Year Award—2nd Presented ‘09
  • 8. “Catalytix” gave us good advice!
  • 9.  
  • 10.  
  • 11. BUILD ON OUR CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • Implement the Destination Development recommendations
    • E-Commerce training
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Systematize access to entrepreneurship services, capital, support
    • Business start-ups/small business growth measures
    • BIG Idea business idea competition->
      • College-level business plan competition
  • 12. “BIG IDEA”
    • YEAR 3
    • High School
    • Business Idea Competition
    • Adding a Marketing Piece in Year 3
    • Want to take to College-Level Business Plan
  • 13. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
    • 2008 Roger Feickert—Midstates Printing Family of Companies
    • 2009 Jim Thares—Primrose Retirement Communities
  • 14. BRIDGES PROGRAM
  • 15. “BRIDGE BUILDER” AWARD
    • 2009 3M Companies
  • 16. THANK YOU! Julie M. Johnson 725-5070 280-3642 [email_address]
  • 17.  
  • 18.
    • Jim Barringer
    • Executive Vice President
  • 19. What is the role of a typical Development Corporation in job creation
    • New Industry Attractions
    • Local Expansions
    • Start-ups
  • 20. What has the Aberdeen Development Corporation done to assist startups?
    • Capital
      • Loans
      • Equity
    • Real Estate
      • Lease
        • Operating
        • Financing
      • Build, buy back
      • Low overhead cost
    • Support Services
  • 21. What kind of companies have the Aberdeen Development Corporation worked with? What assistance provided and what is our successes?
    • Four Star Plastics, Inc.
    • Prairie Tool
    • SENTR@ NET
    • TalenSoft; aka Web Plus
    • Midstates Printing; aka QQP
    • Wooden Mallet
    • Vallon
    Four Star Plastics, Inc.

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