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News from the COO's desk - January/February

Thursday, March 05, 2015

January/February 2015

I hope you are all staying warm this winter. It has been going quick for us, but they say time flies when you’re having fun, or at least really busy. The good news is Spring is just around the corner and then we can all do a little more economic gardening. Here is the scoop over here:

As of February our team completed a major upgrade for our Economic Gateway servers. Thank you to all of our clients for support on this transition. Because of this upgrade, the Economic Gateway websites are significantly faster and even more secure than ever before.

We are proud to have launched a new website for the Upton Logistics Center in Wyoming. Check it out!

UptonLogisticsCenter.com

We also have multiple new websites launching this month and we’ll let you know when you can take a look!

We just returned from the Utility Economic Development Association’s 2015 Winter Forum. The conference was held in Charleston, SC and provided excellent programming addressing the needs of economic developers working in private utilities. A highlight of the conference was a field trip to a cutting-edge grid simulator and wind turbine testing facility recently constructed with Clemson University.  

Our 2015 Expert Webinar Series kicked off strong with an excellent presentation in January by Lacy Beasley from Retail Strategies (retailstrategies.com). Her informative presentation looked at the current realities of economic development in the retail sector. In February, Peter Koht from Open Counter (opencounter.us) presented on their web based technology that automates for communities the complicated licensing process for prospective businesses. Please email Victor at vperez@goldenshovelagency.com for recordings or slides of these presentations. This month Mark Lautman will be presenting and you will not want to miss it. Keep an eye out for the webinar announcement.

It’s going to be a great March and we look forward to the opportunities that bloom with Spring.

Cheers,

Aaron Brossoit

Chief Operating Officer

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