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EBC Brownfields Seminar: Connecting Communities with Brownfield Properties to End Users
Date & Time: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:30 AM - 12:00PM

Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag
Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter Street
Suite 4000, North Entrance
Waltham, MA 02451


A Result?s Oriented Approach to Brownfield Disposition/Redevelopment

Brownfield properties can be excellent opportunities for investment/development ? many of these properties offer an ideal confluence of labor, infrastructure, and access.  Still understanding the opportunity and the risk remain the keys to successfully developing these properties.

The process of brownfield development has traditionally lacked a comprehensive industry specific, end-user driven analysis through incorporating site selection and business attraction principles.

The focus of this EBC program is to approach brownfield development from a different perspective.  What do site selection consultants look for when helping commercial/industrial clients find locations that fit with the users value chain and production strategy?   How do economic developers position their properties to attract new industries/end-users?  Many brownfield properties provide several of the key attributes that users are looking for including access to transportation networks, skilled labor markets, infrastructure, utilities etc. 

Several experts from various backgrounds (consultant, owner, user, state government) will offer their perspectives and present their approaches to site selection/business attraction and it?s intersection with brownfields. 

Speakers include:

  • Rayo Bhumgara, Sustainable Strategies 2050
  • Chris Steele, CWS Consulting Group
  • Arthur Robert, MA Office of Business Development
  • Peter Abair, MA Biotechnology Council
  • Mika Brewer, Massdevelopment              
  • Edward Dondero, Biogen Idec
  • Lori Ribeiro, Nexamp
  • David Bergeron, T3 Advisors

Who Should Attend:

  • Cities and Towns that own Brownfields
  • Private Property Owners of Brownfields
  • Developers
  • Lawyers
  • Consultants

AGENDA and Presentations

Registration: 7:30am - 8:00am
Program: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Registration fees:

EBC Member Company                               $110*
Non Member Company                               $150*
Government/Non-profit                               $30*
            *After April 22nd and at the door add $40

Subsidized Rates:

Only 5 available at each rate. Registrations not accepted at the door.
Job Seeker Rate: $25
   For attendees who are currently unemployed- not self-employed.
Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
   An EBC Member who has worked in their field for less that 5 years.



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