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Location Georgia, A Service of Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc: 2009 Economic Development Forum

    Forum Information The Annual Economic Development Forum offers the ECG Communities an opportunity to discuss, and learn from experts, on economic development strategies and tactics. Attendees will also hear proven success stories from state and community leaders. The objective of the Forum is to offer specific, realistic and obtainable solutions to your economic development challenges. To view the 2009 Economic Development Forum Agenda, please click the following link: 2009 Economic Development Forum Agenda (19KB PDF) To view the 2009 Economic Development Forum Attendee List, please click the following link: 2009 Economic Development Forum Attendee List (27KB PDF) Presenter Bios and...
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H&A invited to speak at IEDC Leadership Summit

H&A was invited to speak at this year’s International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit in Tempe, Arizona. Jason Hickey, Associate for Hickey & Associates, LLC participated in a panel entitled “Lets Make a Deal: Changes in the Business of Site Selection” to discuss the changing environment of corporate site selection. For more information about the conference, please visit the IEDC website.

Mike Hickey to Present at Business Facilities LiveXchange

Mike Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, LLC, will be a speaker at the Business Facilities LiveXchange, taking place November 9-11, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA Hickey’s presentation entitled ” Evaluating Public Financing Incentives:  Case Study Exercise” will focus on business incentives and if they are worth pursuing, and if so, how to manage the internal corporate process. This is the fourth year Mike Hickey has been asked to be a presenter at the Business Facilities LiveXchange. For more information, or if you would like to attend, please visit the LiveXchange website:www.bflivexchange.com

60 Seconds with Michael P. Hickey, founder and president of Hickey & Associates

Michael P. Hickey is the founder and president of Hickey & Associates, a consulting company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with four regional offices throughout the United States. Hickey is a site selection and public incentives expert who has spoken at numerous national conferences. BF: You say that about 75% of financial incentives offered to relocating companies aren’t fully realized. What factors contribute to this high rate of incompletion? Hickey: The lack of a centralized incentive management system for key corporate team members diminishes their ability to not only manage the incentives they have, but also limits future opportunities to reduce costs. The...
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Aerospace & Defense – Flying High While Well Grounded

Aerospace & Defense Flying High While Well Grounded Location Selection for a Very Specialized Industry By: Michael P. Hickey Trade & Industry Development Magazine Site Selection – “”Taking Off”” Aerospace and Defense are often lumped together as one. For most companies in these fields, the two are almost synonymous, but not always. Some companies only specialize in commercial and private aircraft, while others, (defense) may provide only IT services, Homeland Security or logistical support to government agencies and military ground operations. But then again, ground support often requires close coordination with aircraft, satellites and ships. Most of the basic site...
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