Chamber Economic Development Headlines
While we were busy running between workshops, meetings and the exhibit hall floor at the ACCE Convention last week, many chambers of commerce were busy capturing local headlines for their economic development efforts. Two articles focus on organizational merger discussions, a theme brought up several times during the ACCE Convention.
Here are some headlines you may have missed:
Manatee's aggressive new approach to economic development - the new Executive Director of the Manatee Chamber's Economic Development Council plans to leverage open land, available commercial and industrial space, rail connectivity, proximity to Tampa and other assets to boost recruitment efforts.
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber launches economic development site- the OKC Chamber has launched a new web portal to provide in-depth info about their 10 county region to prospective new companies. Check it out at: www.greateroklahomacity.com
Town works with others for industrial development - economic development collaboration plans are underway in the neighboring communities of Smithfield and Selma, North Carolina.
One-stop shop for development a leap forward - This editorial from the Oshkosh Northwestern applauds early merger discussions between economic development organizations in Oshkosh.
Business chamber regroups efforts - The Akron Chamber is not immune to the economic challenges brought this year, but they are still busy with aggressive retention and attraction efforts.