Agenda

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May 4, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. — Welcome Reception

May 5, 2017

8:00 a.m. — Registration and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. — Opening General Session

Overview of Recent Indiana Transportation/Infrastructure Legislative Action
Kevin Brinegar, President and CEO, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Rep. Ed Soliday, Indiana House of Representatives

Indiana Department of Transportation Update on Sections 5 and 6/Timeline
Commissioner Joe McGuinness, Indiana Department of Transportation (invited)

New Administration Transportation Bill
Ed Mortimer, Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Given the recent passage of a federal transportation funding bill during the last Congressional session, Republican control of the new Congress, and with a new presidential administration, what does the future of federal transportation policy hold? The Trump administration has discussed a $1 trillion-dollar transportation package and as we move into the fall of 2017, Congress is expected to begin work on a new transportation package. How might this discussion impact on our nation’s multimodal infrastructure and specifically Indiana’s transportation network? How will these changes impact Indiana’s transportation infrastructure needs?

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  — Breakout Session One

  1. Canada/U.S. Connection
    Canadian Consul General Douglas George
  2. Economic Development:  How can this infrastructure project reach its full potential
    Ron Arnold, Executive Director, Daviess County Economic Development Corp
  3. Branding/Marketing Strategies
    Anthony Domine, VP, Director of Marketing, North Star (invited)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Luncheon

Keynote Panel: To be announced
Canadian Consul General Douglas George

1:30 p.m. Networking Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Breakout Session Two

  1. Bridgelink Update,
    Justin Groenert, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana
  2. Being Prepared for Economic Development Along I – 69
    Larry Gigerich, Ginovus
    How should a community/region be prepared for economic development projects near new interchanges along I-69? This session will present information regarding what site selectors and corporate decision makers are focused on when locating new facilities or expanding existing operations.
  3. Technology
    Cullen McCarty, Smithville Communications (invited)

2:45 p.m. — Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Breakout Session Three

  1. Zoning/Tax Credits
  2. Lessons Learned/Best Practices
  3. Other States Progress: Super Highway

Schedule subject to change (3/8/2017)