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Events Calendar

RECRUITING RETAIL/COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES TO SMALL AND RURAL CITIES

9:00  am       Registration

9:30               Know Your Market—Demographics, Data and Gap Analysis

                       Nisa Miranda, Director

                       The University of Alabama Center for EconomicDevelopment

 10:30            Hotel and Accommodations—How We Decide Where to Invest

                        Market Area Spending Power, Site Selection,Local Support

 11:30            LunchSpeaker—Rattlesnake Saloon—Creating a Destination Utilizing

                       Music, Food and Lodging

 12:30            HowCommunities Can Organize in Preparation for Retail/Commercial Business—Legal                                             Organization, Financial Options and Incentive Tools

                       Suzanne Darden, Director Capital Access Program,
                       Alabama Small Business Development Network

                       Alex Flachsbart, Attorney, Balch and Bingham Law Firm

                       Alex Jones, Senior Vice President, United Bank

2:00 pm        BringingAll Elements Together—Partnerships, Planning, and Resources

                       Nathan Willingham, Director of Planning &Transportation                                                                                                   Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments

Location NACOLG, 103 Student Drive, Muscle Shoals, AL