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Thursday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Getting It Right: Downtown Development Districts FULL

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Join real estate and economic development champions who have spurred hundreds of millions in public and private capital investment to their cities’ commercial business districts and other neighborhoods for a conversation about stimulating job growth and improved vitality in urban cores. Learn how they assisted municipalities in strengthening neighborhoods while harnessing the attraction that vibrant downtowns hold for talented people, innovative small businesses, and residents from all walks of life.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Cheng

Jim Cheng

Co-Founder, CAV Angels
Current Angel Investor, Executive Lecturer at UVA SEAS on Entrepreneurship, of Counsel to Lee & Hayes PLLC. Former VA Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Exited Tech Entrepreneur. MBA, UVA Darden; JD, Georgetown Law; BS Comp Sci ODU.

Speakers
avatar for Ric Cavender

Ric Cavender

Executive Director, Charleston Main Streets
Ric Cavender is the Executive Director of Charleston Main Streets. Ric holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and management from West Virginia State University. His background includes over 15 years of organizational and project management in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Ric has been named one of West Virginia's Generation Next Top 40 Under 40 award winners by the State Journal... Read More →
avatar for Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones

President and CEO, Harristown Development Corporation
Effective January, 2015 Brad became President and CEO of Harristown Development Corporation. He oversees the ownership and management of over 2.5 Million s.f. of real estate, including about 60 retail and commercial tenants, and Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg and a staff of over 150 employees. He leads the development efforts of Harristown, which has been involved in over $500 Million of mixed use projects in downtown Harrisburg since... Read More →
avatar for Ben Teague

Ben Teague

Executive Director, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Over the past 15 years Benjamin has worked to place more than 60 economic development projects and over $1.5 Billion dollars in capital investment in multiple states. Ben has represented economic development organizations and private sector clients on statewide, regional and local levels. Clients have called on Ben for governmental affairs at the Federal, State and local levels to advocate for strong public investment or ensuring the passage of... Read More →
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Steve Warner

VP, Global Competitiveness, CRDA
Steve is a senior team member with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), a public/private economic development partnership that serves as a catalyst for long-term regional prosperity by attracting the world’s best companies, talent and entrepreneurs. Steve serves as CRDA's chief strategist, utilizing his experience in corporate brand management to oversee research and planning initiatives that guide regional economic... Read More →

Volunteers
JW

Jayson White

Oklahoma City, OK, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 206, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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