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    Community Economic Development Symposium

    Building Blocks of Economic Development

    Hamline School of Business invites you to the 2016 Community Economic Development Symposium, an annual event that brings together professionals from business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to address strengthening our communities through economic development and closing the income disparity gap.

    Experience a powerful convergence of more than 20 professionals from diverse sectors, all of whom have real-world experience and successes in creating lasting economic change in communities. Leave with concrete tools for negotiating the complexities of housing, public safety, and job creation, all of which are fundamental pillars of any community economic development initiative.

    Keynote Panel

    Foundations of Community Economic Development

    Gary L. Cunningham, president and CEO, Metropolitan Economic Development Association
    Eric J. Jolly, president and CEO, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
    Sandy Vargas, president and CEO, Minneapolis Foundation

    Featured Keynote Address

    Why Successful Communities Need Reliable International Information as a Building Block

    Mary Stucky, executive director and lead journalist, Round Earth Media

    Symposium Details

    When: April 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Hamline University, Anderson Center, Saint Paul, MN
    Cost: $85 Early-bird registration rate (register by April 8), $100 Regular conference rate, $30 Hamline students, faculty, and staff.
    Continental breakfast and lunch included.

    Register Today

    2016 Sponsors

     2016 Sponsor Logo_MEDF AFL-CIO Logo SPPA Logo

    With special support from:

    MN Chamber Logo SPACC logo Mpls Chamber logo

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    Interested in exploring how to bring the citizen voice into the conversation about public administration? Attend our Insights and Trends seminar, April 1, 2016.

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    The Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) provides certificate programs and other networking and professional development opportunities for public sector professionals.

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    Learn more about the School of Business master’s programs in business, nonprofit management, or public administration.