Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EDAC Business Attraction Subcommittee Update

Pete Klute, Chair – The committee voted to change its meeting day to the fourth Thursday of the month which makes the next meeting at 8 a.m. on September 22. Paul Katsenes, Scottsdale’s Executive Director of Community and Economic Development, gave a detailed overview of his recently restructured department. There was a followup discussion of how the Committee and the Chamber could support the City’s economic development efforts. Suggested action steps included collecting reports and surveys from Chamber member businesses that could be of interest to companies interested in Scottsdale; collecting sign-ups from members with specific avocations such as golf, hiking, etc. who would be interested in sharing with principals of businesses interested in Scottsdale; and producing a collateral piece regarding doing business in Scottsdale, including success stories, that could be used by the City, Chamber and other organizations in economic development activities. Paul Katsenes also suggested that Chamber members involved in meetings and conferences coming to Scottsdale could help make connections at the events for potential relocatees and refer Economic Vitality staff to them.

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