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Speaking Services

Our team of experts in economic development and site selection are available to assist communities, economic development organizations and professional associations as a speaker for your next event. We will develop a speaking program that serves your specific needs.

Sample Speaking Topic

“Economic Development in the age of disruption: What it takes to succeed in a competitive world.”

Economic development has been described by many as a science and art. It is a complex process that is always in motion and never ends. In today’s highly competitive global environment, those states, regions and communities that are adaptable, flexible, have an excellent product to present and understand the value of quality public and private leadership, are those that consistently win.

Jay Garner, President of Garner Economics LLC, an award-winning veteran of the site location consulting, economic development and chamber of commerce professions will discuss those characteristics that successful communities have in common as they work to advance their economic vitality in a sea of global disruption.

“Jay Garner served as the keynote speaker for our inaugural Guilford County Economic Development Summit. When the economic developers for High Point and Greensboro, N.C., were planning the summit, Jay was the first person we focused on, and we were so pleased he could add us to his schedule. The economic development summit consisted of elected officials and high-level board volunteers. Jay’s message about disruption in the economic development marketplace was spot on and well received by our leadership and the business community. We learned much from Jay – his message was delivered effectively and authentically. I would recommend Jay to anyone who is seeking a speaker who can deliver a high-valued message to an important audience.”

Loren Hill
President | High Point (N.C.) Economic Development Corporation
Director | Guilford County Economic Development Alliance

Sample Clients

BayFlorida EDA
CedarRapidsMetro EA
Greensboro HighPoint
Virginia EDA
WestVirginia EDC
Wilmington Chamber