IDF 2022 Schedule – At – A – Glance

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Susquehanna University, Degenstein Campus Center, 514 University Ave. Selinsgrove, PA 17870 

8:30am to 9:30am: Registration/Networking/Exhibit Sponsor Tables

9:30am to 9:45am: Industrial Development Forum Welcome
Jennifer Wakeman, Executive Director, DRIVE, Focus Central PA Chair
Matthew Rousu, Ph.D, Susquehanna University Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business

9:45am to 10:00am: Smart Regional Growth Ecosystem – Updates from IDF 2021
Lauren Bryson, Executive Director, Focus Central PA

10:00am to 10:45am: Economics Impacting Industrial Development
James Robey, PhD, W.E. Robey Analytics, LLC

10:45am to 11:30am: Real Estate Market Overview and Site Selection Decision Making Post Pandemic
Dennis Burnside, Executive Managing Director, Vestian Global Workplace Services

11:30am to 12:00pm: Ways to WIN at Site Selection in Central Pennsylvania
Justin Ross, Principal, LIVIC Civil
Kristin Thorpe, Guide-GIS Analyst, LIVIC Civil
Dan Meehan, President, Horizon Geospatial LLC

12:00pm to 1:10pm: Networking Lunch/Exhibit Hall

1:15pm to 2:00pm: Funding Strategies for Capital Investment Projects in Central Pennsylvania
Leslie Temple, SVP Market Leader, Fulton Bank
John Reichard, Senior Relationship Manger II, SEDA-COG Business Finance Dept.
Robert J. McCormack, Founding Partner, Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors

2:00pm to 2:45pm: Investment WINs in Central Pennsylvania
Regional Industrial, Resources & Infrastructure Investment WINs
Project Announcement

2:45pm to 3:15pm: Talent Advantages and Resources in Central Pennsylvania
Erica Mulberger, Executive Director, Advance Central PA
Shannon Munro, Vice President  Workforce Development, Pennsylvania College of Technology

 3:15pm to 3:30pm: Event Conclusion
Jennifer Wakeman, DRIVE, Focus Central PA Chair

3:30pm to 4:30pm: Networking/Exhibit Hall

Focus Central PA is a non-profit with the mission to attract investment that cultivates economic growth in Central Pennsylvania. IDF 2022 brings together individuals with a vested interest or interest in investing to support smart economic growth. The event provides an opportunity to network and gather valuable insights on investing in Central Pennsylvania.