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Name: Economic Development Workshop
Date: February 1, 2019
Event Description:
Economic Development Workshop
Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) and Local Incentives Overview

Join Us for professional economic development training, providing practical applications for Business Retention & Expansion and Local Incentives  
Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Programs • Understand the purpose of BRE programs • Identify various BRE programs you can implement • Ways to manage a business database • Implementing business visitation programs • Establishing a BRE Program in your community  
Local Incentives Overview • What statutes authorize various incentives • Identify various types of local incentives • Allowable uses for various sources of funds • Understand how incentives work in agreements  
Presenter: Greg Last, CEO of EDP Best Practices, LLC – Greg established EDP Best Practices, LLC in 2013 after working over twenty‐two years as Director of Community Development and Director of Economic Development & Tourism for a growing community in the DFW region. Greg served as the Chair of the TEDC Board of Directors in 2012 and has had significant involvement in E.D. for over 25 years.  
Location:  John D. Windham Civic Center   146 Express Boulevard, Center, TX  75935  
Sponsors: Texas Forest Country Partnership City of Center Economic Development North East Texas Economic Developers Roundtable  

Date/Time Information:
Friday, February 1, 2019 ‐ 9:30 a.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
For more information contact: Nancy C. Windham, President & CEO, Texas Forest County Partnership (936) 632-3552 or
Cost: $20 per person (Lunch)  
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