Priming for Economic Development Success WorkShop


This hands-on workshop engages board members, community leaders and partners for better understanding of all the factors involved in economic development - while teeing up everyone for productive involvement.


What topics will be covered?

  • What drives prospective investors
  • What impacts investment decisions
  • Competitiveness of community for site selection factors
  • How to distinguish community from competitors with service
  • Enhancing roles and teamwork community-wide
  • Testimonials

    Looking for a speaker?

    Allison is a sought-after speaker and trainer for economic development best practices. She has spoken at conferences and special training events for IEDC, Economic Developers of Alberta, British Columbia Economic Development Association, California Academy for Economic Development, Mid-America EDC, Nebraska Public Power District, Oregon EDA, Pacific Northwest Economic Development Council, Public Service of Oklahoma, South Carolina EDA, Texas Economic Development Council, Team Texas, Washington EDA and Wisconsin EDA.

    Julie Mishefske

    “I met Allison as she presented a program put on through the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. It was very refreshing to attend a seminar that I really felt I learned something that I will use often and that will directly help in my career in economic development. Allison demonstrated her knowledge in the field and was very willing to share her energy, enthusiasm, and experience in economic development with the group.”

    Becky Capelle

    “I have taken numerous economic development courses through various organizations and I can honestly say that I learned more from Allison than all of the other courses combined. Allison’s expertise in this field was apparent with the knowledge and insider-only perspective that she willingly shared. As a truly valuable experience, I would readily enroll in other courses she taught.”

    Training & SPeaking Engagements

    Involving multi-media: graphic facilitation, real-time polling and PowerPoint to foster participant engagement

    Hood to coast -

    Lessons in Economic Development leadership


    Hood to Coast is a world-famous,197-mile relay race from Mt Hood to Seaside at the Oregon Coast – the beach! A team of 12 run 36 legs over 30+ hours.


    What does all this have to do with economic development?


    Believe it or not, there are many insights for leadership, teamwork and economic development best practices. This presentation will highlight 10 of the most useful lessons.