Field of Dreams: Economic Development with Tourism


Whether it’s recruiting the next big business, building a sports stadium, or competing for a large convention, economic development is about generating economic activity beyond the sum of a community’s parts. This session will focus on several different concepts of economic development and the pros and cons of each. Ranging from sports to entertainment to good, oldfashioned fun in the sun, speakers will discuss both positive and negative experiences and identify lessons learned with each project. Speakers will also cover how to monitor a project to ensure promised benefits are developing as planned.