2020 Greater Portland Economic Summit
Igniting Innovation through Education and Industry PartnershipsWhat: Greater Portland Economic Summit
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Main program (Kridel Grand Ballroom)
(Use your investor code for discount)
Non-investors: $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10
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Greater Portland Inc’s signature event celebrates GPI’s role as the region’s premier public-private partnership and shines a spotlight on our region’s competitiveness in a global economy.
This year, with conversations led by higher education and workforce leaders, we will explore how education and industry partnerships ignite innovation and serve to help students, communities and our regional economy thrive.
Keynote speaker: Tracye McDanielTracye McDaniel, president of TIP Strategies, Inc., brings a global perspective to local strategies. Throughout her thirty-year career, Tracye has advised and supported five governors in all facets of economic development. She has led marketing efforts in over 51 countries. Tracye is a trusted advisor to CEOs, nonprofits, public organizations, and private enterprises.
Prior to joining TIP, Tracye was the founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems. She has served as president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne, an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to marketing the state globally for business attraction, retention, and foreign direct investment.
Before that, Tracye was Founding CEO of Choose New Jersey, one of a few economic development organizations in the country wholly funded through private sources. While there, she shaped the state’s brand for economic development marketing as well as its business retention and recruitment strategies. Tracye was also one of the founding creators of Opportunity Houston at the Greater Houston Partnership where she served in the role of Executive Vice President and COO.