CoreNet hosts one-of-a-kind forum to discuss how to jump start the economy and add jobs in Arizona


Forum will facilitate dynamic discussions with economic development and state and federal leaders

Phoenix, AZ – September 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Elected officials, community leaders and commercial real estate executives convene in a unique forum that will address energizing Arizona’s economy at CoreNet Desert Mountain Chapter’s signature event on October 19, 2011, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

This half-day forum will include three consecutive panel discussions: one with elected federal leaders, and two others that are comprised of economic development and employment leaders and elected state leaders.

Confirmed panelists include:

Congressman Ben Quayle

Congressman David Schweikert

Barry Broome, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Paul Blue, director of community development, City of Phoenix

Todd Sanders, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

State Representative and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell

Joe Snell, president and CEO, Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc.

Senator John McComish

Senator and Senate Majority Leader David Schapira

Representative and House Majority Leader Steve Court

Invited panelists include: Congressman Ed Pastor and Don Cardon, president and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority.

Steve Betts, retired CEO of SunCor Development Company and chair of ULI Arizona will moderate the panel discussions.

Topics for the panels will include:

How will the budget crisis and increasing credit limit effect Arizona?

What tax and policy changes should be in place to help energize Arizona?

What can government do to help jump start the economy?

What is the effect of current and proposed regulations on real estate, job growth and corporate expansions in Arizona?

Which industries and companies are attracted to Arizona?

Which incentive tools are most effective in attracting companies to Arizona?

How can federal and state elected leaders support Arizona economic development and encourage corporate expansions and relocations?

Immediately following the panel discussions, CoreNet will present the CoreNet Global Desert Mountain Chapter Corporate Excellence Award, which recognizes an individual for their work on behalf of, or in support of, the corporate real estate industry in Arizona.

Event information:

Date: October 19, 2011

Agenda: 1:30 p.m., registration and networking

2 – 5 p.m, panel discussions: elected federal leaders, economic development and employment leaders, elected state leaders

5 p.m., presentation of the CoreNet Global Desert Mountain Chapter Corporate Excellence Award

5:15 – 6:30 p.m., networking reception

Location: Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona


CoreNet Global is a dynamic, fully developed global network of professionals who create strategic value for their enterprises. CoreNet Global’s membership base totals 7,000 corporate real estate executives, service providers and economic developers. This professional mix reflects the industry’s focus on global alliance partnerships and on integrating the management of corporate assets, the workplace and infrastructure.


Sheila Hamilton
Sheila (at) gettingitdone (dot) org
(602) 330-8039


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