In a world where people choose their communities before selecting their employers, quality of place matters. Citizens expect their communities to provide aspects of health and well-being, which creates the feeling of belong and a sense of home. This is a conscious approach to economic development that goes beyond brick and mortar.
This GNDC Business Roundtable is open to those who are looking to explore aspects of quality of place components. Each community, no matter the size, should be considering what priorities are in place to attract workforce, businesses, and residents.
Attendees who want to network with other business leaders or want to learn more about growing communities are invited to attend.
9:05: Around the Room
9:10: "Recruiting into a Rural Culture: Harmony or Conflict?" Deb Nelson, DLN Consulting - President, Owner
10:10: The Story of ONEOK's Growth Dick Vande Bossche, ONEOK - VP of Operations
11:10: Lessons Learned from an Economic Developer Gene Veeder
12:00: Networking Lunch
Prior to the pandemic, Business Roundtables were in-person events that were a staple for GNDC members to connect and share insights. We are excited to begin to continue these educational networking opportunities. Please register in advance to reserve space as well as confirm your lunch.