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PDI Sponsored: How to Spot the Trends Shaping Our Future Economy

Whittaker Associates, Inc.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

PDI Sponsored: How to Spot the Trends Shaping Our...

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How to Spot the Trends Shaping our Future Economy

Presenter: Dean WhittakerPresident-CEO, Whittaker Associates, Inc.

Host: Jami Gibson of Whittaker Associates, Inc.


We are living in a time of rapid economic transition driven by the exponential rate of change in technology and demographics. For example, robots are expected to displace 15 million workers by 2025. It’s no longer enough to just adapt to change, but we must anticipate it so that our communities do not become extinct in the new economy. Is your community prepared for these changes that will be shaping our cities, economies, and workforce?

Join us online, Thursday, May 26 at 1:00pm CT (2:00pm ET) for a 90-minute (60-min presentation followed by 30-min Q&A session) webinar where Dean Whittaker, President & CEO of Whittaker Associates, will demonstrate the use of a STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) process trend analysis to discover developments that will shape our future and help your organization move from strategic planning to strategic doing!

You will learn:

  • Why anticipating trends is pertinent to your community’s prosperity
  • How to use STEEP trend analysis to anticipate changes
  • What are the industries of the future
  • What skills will be needed to thrive during this time of transition
  • What infrastructure will be required to give you a competitive advantage
  • How you and your community will benefit and find opportunity in this time of change

Don’t get caught playing catch-up in the new economy. It won’t work. Let’s prepare by anticipating the future before it gets here!


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About the Speaker

Dean Whittaker is President-CEO of Whittaker Associates Inc., a data analytics company providing target marketing research and trend analysis to economic development, real estate, and corporate clients.  They specialize in identifying business opportunities by predicting corporate behavior through the use of their propriety predictive analytic algorithm.  

With 30 years of experience in economic development at the city, county, and state levels, Mr. Whittaker brings insight and perspective to regional economic development issues.  He also provides an understanding of the trends impacting our possible, probable, and preferred futures.


About the Pro Learning Lab

The Pro Learning Lab (PLL) is a collaborative effort between Blane Canada, Ltd. and Whittaker Associates, Inc., working to provide relevant, timely, and educational topics of interest to economic development professionals in a commercial-free webinar format.

Have questions about PDI Sponsored: How to Spot the Trends Shaping Our Future Economy? Contact Whittaker Associates, Inc.



Whittaker Associates, Inc.

This webinar is produced by Whittaker Associates, Inc.  It is part of the Professional Learning Laboratory economic development educational series.  The Lab is a joint venture of dedicated professional trainers committed to providing high-quality content, and expert instruction without commercial messages.

About Us
For over 30 years Whittaker Associates, a trusted market research and consulting firm, has connected corporate businesses, real estate professionals, and economic development organizations to business opportunities worldwide. Our services can help you grow your business and local economy.

Whittaker Associates, Inc.
1121 Ottawa Beach Road, Suite 200
Holland, MI 49424
Ph: 616.786.2500

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