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A globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation.
Welcoming and Closing Remarks
Maximizing Opportunities around Mobility and Connectivity in Harford County.
Connect Harford is a unique and visionary gathering of leaders in business, government, and education who are dedicated to promoting and inspiring economic growth and a prosperous future for the diverse community that is Harford County.
Harford County possesses many assets – educated workforce, technological innovations, strong educational institutions, healthy business environment, and prime geographic location – which provide it with the potential of becoming one of the top places to live, work, and play in the United States.
Through conversations identifying economic opportunities, addressing barriers, sharing innovative solutions, and providing access to information, Connect Harford will inspire all stakeholders—current and future—to take the actions needed today to make their vision a reality tomorrow.
Moving Harford County forward.
Information Sessions (choose one of three):
#1 - Attracting tomorrow's workforce to Harford County
Attracting Tomorrow's Workforce to Harford County
Changing generational trends are impacting how organizations work and how they attract employees. What will tomorrow’s workforce look like? What’s important to them? What challenges do Harford employers face in succession planning? What can Harford County offer to attract the next generation workforce? This session will look at employer needs and recruitment efforts (including perspectives from both APG and private industry) as well as explore what is realistic for Harford County and what work should be done today to ensure our communities offer the amenities and resources that will attract the desired labor force of tomorrow.
Moderator: Karen Holt, Director, Harford County Office of Economic Development
Planning and Innovation for Transportation in Harford County
Today more than ever, we’re a mobile society -- always on the move. Despite common misperceptions, much has been done to address the transportation needs of Harford County. This session will share information about transportation priorities and projects currently underway, shed light on problems that have been identified, and highlight the plans in place to implement solutions. Panelists will discuss the process for funding projects, long-term planning around multiple modes of transportation (road, rail, bus, bike), impediments and challenges that could use your help, as well as innovative thinking and best practices being successfully implemented elsewhere.
Moderator: Steve Overbay, Deputy Director, Harford County Office of Economic Development
Community Revitalization and Redevelopment in Harford County
As we envision the future of Harford County, there is an opportunity to embrace market forces to effect positive change. What are the opportunities to revitalize and redevelop communities? What do investors, developers and retailers look for? Given the county’s demographics, what’s possible - what does the right mix look like? How do we address the obstacles? In this session, panelists will discuss the possibilities for redevelopment in Harford County, looking at residential, commercial and retail aspects and highlighting the realities of what can be done, how long it might take, and what involvement is needed from the community to support forward movement.
Moderator: Eric McLauchlin, Chair of Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board, and founding partner at Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC
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