Gather with other economic development professionals to grow smarter.
Registration at this inaugural conference will be limited to 50 and includes a banquet at Chef Dominique’s, networking opportunities, information that will help you understand economic development better, and a signed copy of Serve. Lead. Win.
If you are a municipal investor of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance, reach out to Jesse Fonkert at firstname.lastname@example.org for special registration information.
Day 1 – Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
5:30 p.m.: Networking social at Chef Dominique’s
6:30 p.m.: Dinner – Sponsor to be announced soon
7:00 p.m.: Conversation with Paul TenHaken, Mayor of Sioux Falls
Day 2 – Thursday, April 29th, 2021
7:30 a.m.: Registration begins
8:00 a.m.: Welcome and Sponsor Spotlight with Northwestern Energy
8:30 a.m.: Digital Storytelling with Jodi Schwan – Plugging into your community to help tell the story.
9:30 a.m.: Learning about Waste Water Infrastructure’s Impact on Economic Development with ISG’s Steve Watson and Rachael Kloos
10:30 a.m.: Utilizing Public Financing to Grow your Community with Meierhenry Sergeant
11:30 a.m.: The Time to Lead is Now. We Can’t Afford Not to, with Mike Huether (signed book included with registration)
12:30 p.m.: Box Lunch and Leading Your Organization Panel Discussion with Dakota Resources’s Mike Knutson
1:30 p.m.: Adjourn
Locations & Lodging
The Dinner and Networking Social will be hosted at Chef Dominique’s (230 S Phillips Ave, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD).
The Conference will be hosted at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, SD (200 W 6th St, Sioux Falls, SD).
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Downtown Holiday Inn (100 W 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD) for your convenience. Room rates are $85 per night. You can call the Holiday Inn at (605) 339-2000 and mention the Grow Smarter Conference to receive this rate. You are also welcome to stay anywhere in the Sioux Falls area.