Rural Corporate Site Location Summit on December 9, 2020

Nov 18, 2020 | Events

Montrose Group’s 2020 Virtual Rural Corporate Site Location Summit on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00PM-5:00PM will explore how private companies can create high-wage jobs and make capital investments in rural markets through the development of Public-Private-Partnerships. Montrose Group is a national consulting company providing corporate site location, economic development planning, lobbying and site development services such as land use entitlements, infrastructure finance and tax incentive services.  Montrose Group’s 2020 Virtual Rural Corporate Site Location Summit will include three panel discussions with national, public and private sector rural economic development leaders discussing case studies for rural Downtown, technology and industrial market success stories and a special Keynote Address by Kenny Flowers, Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development with the State of North Carolina.  This free event is designed for public officials, economic development and private sector leaders to convene and exchange ideas on the best approach to retain and attract high-wage jobs and capital investment in rural America.  Please register or RSVP for the event at the link below.

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