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CCCCD Hosts 2002 Economic Summit

CCCCD Hosts 2002 Economic Summit: "Forging New Strategies"

MAY 17, 2002 - Collin County Community College District will host the 2002 Economic Summit, a half-day event that brings together community leaders and economic experts to discuss issues affecting Collin County businesses. A biennial event, the Collin County Economic Summit serves as a precursor for determining what issues are important to businesses and residents countywide. Economic Summit coordinators represent Collin County in Austin and will meet with legislators to discuss key issues.

The Economic Summit will be held 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be held on Thursday, May 23, at Collin County Community College District's Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Registration is $40. The registration deadline is May 15. Call (972) 758-3893 to register.

Keynote speaker Dr. Robert McTeer, Jr., president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will present, "A Status Report on the Economy," an overview of the economy.

This year, the 2002 theme, "Forging New Strategies" illustrates a commitment from presenters to share information that can help organizations build successful business strategies. In an effort to address the impact of the recent economic climate, the Economic Summit will offer a variety of breakout sessions that focus on this theme, including:

  • Accessing Business Capital - How to access capital for your business and other resources;
  • International Trade - How the NAFTA agreement has fared since its implementation;
  • Shifting Business Models in a Changing World - How various sectors overcame the recent economic downturn, dealt with the effects of 9/11, and planned for an ever-changing future;
  • Workforce Training Needs and Resources: Is North Texas Prepared? - How businesses and education institutions are preparing workers for the demands of the new century.

Other breakout session topics include:

  • Transportation and Mobility Partnerships - Learn about infrastructure and mass transportation partnerships and plans to accommodate the area's growing transportation needs; and
  • Education Reform - A discussion of school finance will offer a clearer picture of the critical situation facing Collin County districts.

The 2002 Economic Summit is co-hosted by Collin County Community College District; Collin County; Inside Collin County Business; and the Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Corporations.

For more information or to register, please call (972) 758-3893.