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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Fairburn Business & Economic Investment Forum 2018

Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst and the City of Fairburn, will host the Business & Economic Investment Forum on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Fairburn Educational Campus in the Georgia Military College (GMC) Building.

Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst and the City of Fairburn, will host the Business & Economic Investment Forum on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Fairburn Educational Campus in the Georgia Military College (GMC) Building. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please register at Deadline to register is November 30, 2018.

The Business & Economic Investment Forum 2018 will address the following topics:

  • Accessing Capital
  • Tools for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Bridging Technology and Workforce Development in the 21st Century
  • Revitalizing Suburban Downtowns & Strategic Corridors
  • Making Your Community Camera Ready

Participants include local officials, economic developers, business and industry leaders from Metro Atlanta and State of Georgia.

The Forum’s format consists of discussion panels and dialogues by subject matter experts.

The keynote speaker is Terri L. Denison, Georgia District Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Distinguished moderators, panelists, and speakers include:

  • The Honorable Doug Stoner - Chair, S. Cobb Redevelopment Authority & President, LD Squared, Inc.
  • Gary Lee - Director of Economic Development & Executive Director for the Redevelopment Authority/Downtown Development Authority & DA, City of Warner Robbins, GA
  • Charles Whatley – Economic Development Advisor to Development Authority of Warner Robbins, DDA & Redevelopment Authority
  • Craig Dominey – Georgia Camera Ready Program Manager/ Senior Location Specialist, Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office
  • Marc E. Parham – Director of Entrepreneurship, Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Dr. Lewis Burke, Jr – Executive Director, Economic Development, Atlanta Technical College
  • Lonnie Saboor – Director, Small Business Development, Invest Atlanta
  • Wayne Glover – Manager, Commercial Marketing and Economic Development, Greystone Power Corporation
  • Paul Wilson, Jr.– Business Consultant, Georgia State University Small Business Development Center
  • Scott Luton – Managing Partner, TalentStream
  • Shannon James – President & CEO, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Inc.
  • Michael Davis – Executive Director, Connect South Fulton
  • General (Ret) Scott F. “Rock” Donahue – Executive Director, Fayetteville-Fairburn-St Mountain-Zebulon Campuses, Georgia Military College
  • Yalanda Bell – Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, Fulton County Schools
  • Shaunya Chavis-Rucker – Division Director-Broadcast, Cable & Film Fulton County Government External Affairs
  • Luke Howe – Director of Economic Development, City of Doraville 
  • Michael Syphoe - Michael Syphoe Consultants

“The City of Fairburn is proud to host this economic development event as a part of its strategic plan for the benefit of local officials, local small and medium-size businesspersons, real estate brokers, corporate executives, educators, and the Fairburn Downtown Development Authority/Development Authority board members,” said Fairburn Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst. “Our residents deserve high quality business event programming, and when applied, will elevate us to the next level as a City.”

Date: December 5, 2018

Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm

Location: Fairburn Educational Campus (GMC Building) - 320 NW Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Fairburn, GA 30213

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