May 22nd | 7:30- 9:00am | Shisler Conference Center
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We will explore the top ten economic development trends that the U.S. is currently experiencing, and how these trends impact your community today and in the future. Community leaders, including elected officials and representatives of the private-sector, should find great value in being involved in a discussion that can lead to greater economic vitality in our region.
Ronnie L. Bryant, Founder and Lead Consultant at Ronnie L. Bryant, LLC, is the former President & CEO of Charlotte Regional Partnership in North Carolina, for thirteen years. Bryant and his team marketed the sixteen-county region to domestic and global companies as the premier site for expansion and relocation. He created strategic partnerships and brokered viable collaborations, which earned him a national reputation for creating and implementing effective economic development programs.
Bryant’s leadership in economic development spans thirty-five years, including executive positions at Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (Louisiana), St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (Missouri), and Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (Pennsylvania). Bryant quickly became one of the nation’s most sought-after economic developers.
Throughout his career, Bryant has garnered national recognition and top industry ranking for his leadership by Site Selection magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Charlotte Magazine. He is an acclaimed contributor to and global lecturer in economic development marketing, organizational governance, strategic management, and current trends in civic and community engagements. His first book, “Driving from the Backseat – Tips for Surviving as a Not-for-Profit CEO”, was released in April 2019.