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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.
Every day, across the country in both rural and urban regions and communities, new businesses and industries are emerging on the economic development landscape. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are looking beyond traditional sectors and
launching enterprises that are creating jobs and financial security for employees while also providing services and products that are, in some cases, a bit outside the box. This session will share examples of ways RDOs are working with renewable energy,
cannabis, and recreation/tourism businesses in their regions.
Emily Gojkovich, Economic Development Planner, Southwest NM COG, Silver City, NM
Al Lerma, Director, Business Development and Innovation, Sonoma County EDB, Santa Rosa, CA
Teri Provost, Program Analyst, SEDA-Council of Governments, Lewisburg, PA
Jay Trusty, Executive Director, Southwest Regional Development Commission, Slayton, MN, Moderator