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CSEDC/GSU/CSCC Southland Manufacturing Summit

Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation & SSMMA

Friday, October 23, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Event Details

Chicago Southland Manufacturing Summit   

Friday, October 23, 2009                                                


Location:  The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University

Hosted by:  Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Governors State University, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce      


Sponsored by:  The Horton Group, Governors State University, CenterPoint at Governors State University, and Strategic Buisness Services Inc., Mi-Jack Products, Inc.


 8:30 AM Networking

Breakfast provided by Mayor Al McCowan, Village of University Park


9 AM

Opening Remarks by Dr. Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University


Presentations by:

Kimberly Porter, Director of Economic & Community Development, Village of University Park

Economic development opportunities in University Park


William A. Strauss, Senior Economist/Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve of Chicago

Economic Overview with highlights of the Midwest and Chicago manufacturing index and employment trends and outlooks


Greg Baise, President, Illinois Manufacturing Association

How manufactures can or should prepare themselves for the future in order to maintain a vibrant U.S. manufacturing sector


9:30 AM - Panel Discussion:  Manufacturing   

Moderated by Dr. Ellen Foster Curtis, Dean, College of Business & Public Administration, Governors State University



Greg Baise, CEO, Illinois Manufacturing Association

Mary Culler, Director of Government Affairs, Ford Motor Company                                                   

Gary Gardner, President, Namaste Laboratories

Patrick Ormsby, President, Bimba Manufacturing

Dan Swinney, Executive Director, Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council

William A. Strauss, Senior Economist/Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve of Chicago


10:45 AM

Cook County Recovery Zone Bonds, John Schneider, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Planning and Development
Southland Employer Assisted Housing Program, Lillie Jernigan, Employer Assisted Housing, Metropolitan Planning Council


RSVP:  708.922.4671 – reggie.greenwood@ssmma.org   www.eventbrite.com/event/451017004



Have questions about CSEDC/GSU/CSCC Southland Manufacturing Summit? Contact Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation & SSMMA

When & Where

Governors State University
Center for Performing Arts 1 University Parkway
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484

Friday, October 23, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation & SSMMA

CSEDC works with municipalities, the private sector, utilities, and other groups to analyze regional economic development factors, business clusters, and development corridors to identify significant development opportunities and market those sites to the private sector.

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