Sampson to speak at economic-development summit

January 28th, 2013

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Sampson to speak at economic-development summit

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 10:19 am | Updated: 10:30 am, Mon Jan 28, 2013.

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership President and CEO John Sampson will speak at the International Economic Development Councils 2013 Leadership Summit Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

It marks the first time a representative of the partnership has been invited to speak at the summit.

Sampson's talk, titled "The Budget Conundrum: Leveraging Private Funding Sources," will deal with how economic-development organizations leverage private funding sources and create strategies to help their communities stay relevant and competitive, the partnership said in a statement.

"The commitment and collaboration of regional leaders from all sectors in northeast Indiana is truly unique," Sampson said in the statement. "It is a privilege to share the benefit of our experience with others. There is no question, we are transforming the region's economy through collaborative leadership and this is a story worth sharing with other communities."

The 2013 summit began Sunday and ends Tuesday. Among the topics featured at the summit are: responsibilities of businesses to their communities; merging and privatizing economic-development organizations and services; fostering new prospects in the international marketplace; business and education partnerships; and the evolving nature of the work force.