Development Authority Attends GEDA Annual Conference
Posted on September 26th, 2014

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 26, 2014) – ReKasa Hart, Clinch County Development Authority, attended the Annual Conference of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) Sept. 17-19 at the Hyatt-Regency in Savannah. Hart is a member of GEDA, leveraging the many opportunities GEDA provides for networking and relationship building with state project managers.

“We heard from state leaders that are helping to keep Georgia the number one place to do business, and how we can join in that effort utilizing the state’s resources,” said Hart.
The speakers, topics and events of GEDA’s 2014 Annual Conference were specially chosen to highlight leadership development for Georgia economic developers.  More than 425 developers attended this year’s conference, titled “Gateway to Greatness.” Sessions included a look at workforce development, re-shoring opportunities for communities of all sizes, the upcoming 2014 elections as seen by Prof. Charles Bullock of the University of Georgia and an economic analysis from Dr. Roger Tutterow of Kennesaw State University. The keynote speaker for this year's conference was Captain Alan Price, who was Delta's chief pilot on 9/11.  He shared stories from his aviation career and his lessons on leadership, especially in times of crisis.

Celebrating its 51st year of service excellence, the Georgia Economic Developers 
Association is the leading professional organization advancing Georgia's economic
vitality. GEDA is a non-profit association of professionals, volunteers and supporters.
The association provides networking and professional development opportunities for its
members, and supports public policies that promote quality job creation and sustainable
economic development throughout the state.

​ “Our responsibility to our over 700 members is to refine our services to do whatever we can to make each one of them successful,” said GEDA President Kevin Shea.

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