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Greater Irvine Chamber’s Linda DiMario Moderates IEDC Economic Future Forum Panel

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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At the vanguard of issues surrounding economic development, Linda DiMario, vice president of the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Economic Development & Tourism, moderated a panel discussion during the IEDC (International Economic Development Council) Economic Future Forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 4-6.

IEDC is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, it is the largest organization of its kind. 

As a member of the IEDC Board of Directors, DiMario is engaged with the IEDC management team and staff in the work of advocating for continued federal support of essential economic development programs that help build infrastructure, re-invent or fuel economies, encourage investment, advance US manufacturing, develop workforces and encourage entrepreneurship – all programs that positively influence the economic vitality of Irvine and Orange County.

Keynote speakers included The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas; Joe Quinn, WALMART; Del Boyette, Boyette Strategies; John Harrison, VIP2, formerly of Caterpillar; Rodney Slater, former US Secretary of Transportation, and General Wesley Clark.  

Topics included 21st century workforce development and managing the gap between skill sets and available jobs; the implications of robotics and autonomous vehicles on our economies and labor force; accelerating and sustaining startups and new businesses; tourism as an economic development catalyst; and advocating for physical and organizational infrastructure.

For more information about economic development in the greater Irvine area, contact Linda DiMario.

Category: Chamber News

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