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Economic Development Association of Alabama

The Voice of Economic Development in Alabama

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The fundamental goal of economic development is to create jobs.

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What is Economic Development? The goal of economic development is to increase the tax base and generate jobs.

Economic development practitioners work to attract new businesses, retain existing industry and promote entrepreneurial activities, thus leading to increased growth and prosperity for their community.

THREE TYPES OF BUSINESS RECRUITMENT

What do Economic Developers Do?

◗◗ RETENTION AND EXPANSION Enhancing existing businesses

◗◗ RECRUITMENT Attracting new business

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◗◗ START-UPS Encouraging the growth of new businesses

Identify and help develop the unique resources of their communities that are attractive to businesses and industry Aggressively market their community to potential business prospects Work to retain and expand existing businesses in the community Close deals that lead to job creation and investment in the community

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WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS? ◗◗ State Agencies ◗◗ Chambers of Commerce ◗◗ Utilities ◗◗ Railroads ◗◗ Investment Bankers/Finance Companies ◗◗ Commercial Bankers ◗◗ Engineering Firms ◗◗ Contractors/Construction Companies ◗◗ Consulting Firms ◗◗ Real Estate Companies ◗◗ Municipal/County Organizations ◗◗ Regional Commissions ◗◗ Universities/Technical Colleges ◗◗ and others

WHY MEMBERS JOIN ◗◗ Direct input into the legislative process ◗◗ Educational programs ◗◗ Multiple networking opportunities ◗◗ Quarterly newsletter ◗◗ Membership directory ◗◗ Employment opportunities ◗◗ Professional recognition and development ◗◗ Two major conferences each year ◗◗ Exclusive economic development calendar ◗◗ Full-time staff for member assistance ◗◗ Membership idea exchange

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To provide the leadership to help Alabama be the premier state for economic development

What is EDAA? • Voluntary association of more than 300 economic development professionals and over 200 associate members across the state • Champions the cause of economic development before the Alabama Legislature and regulatory committees • A leader in providing training and support to economic development agencies and elected officials • Facilitates teamwork amongst those involved in economic development, including businesses, communities, organizations and government agencies

Types of membership • REGULAR MEMBER — Individuals who spend more than 50% of their time involved in economic development activities, or involved as a public official/representative in the economic development process • ASSOCIATE MEMBER — Other professionals with vested interests in the economic development process • NON-RESIDENT MEMBER — Those residing outside the State of Alabama • HONORARY LIFE MEMBER — Individuals voted on by the Board of Directors for long and exceptional service to the Association 3

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State Regulatory Activities State and Federal Lobbying Initiatives

State Treasurer’s Office

Alabama Legislature

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)

Congressional Delegation EPA

Department of Industrial Relations (ADIR)

Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

FEMA USDA

Education and Training Summer and Winter Conferences Community Leadership Training on Economic Development Conferences on specific topics as needed Co-sponsor of Auburn University’s Intensive Economic Development Training Course Works closely with the State’s TwoYear college system Professional Development for Economic Developers

Partners with Statewide Economic Development Organizations Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Alabama Development Office (ADO) Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)

What Does EDAA Do? Since 1968, EDAA has represented economic developers in Alabama, serving as a vehicle to enhance their professional development and representing their interests before state and federal policy-making entities. No other organization in Alabama has been as successful or as enduring in serving these interests as EDAA.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF ALABAMA

EDAA People Officers

President Tate Godfrey President/CEO North Alabama IDA PO Box 1668 Decatur, AL 35602 256.353.9450 First Vice President Ken Novak Project Manager Alabama Power Company PO Box 2641 Birmingham, AL 35291 205.257.2487 Second Vice President Valerie Gray Director Chambers County Development Authority PO Box 269 Lanett, AL 36863 334.642.1413 Secretary-Treasurer Jeremy Nails President & CEO Morgan County EDA 300 Market St. NE, Suite 2 Decatur, AL 35601 256.353.1213 Immediate Past President Troy L. Wayman, CEcD Vice President Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2187 Mobile, AL 36652 251.431.8650 Executive Director Ron Scott EDAA 334.358.7401

Board Of Directors Susie Heird Vice President Shoals EDA 20 Hightower Place, Suite 1 Florence, AL 35631 256.764.0351

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Ex-Officio

Lori Huguley ED Project Manager City of Opelika PO Box 390 Opelika, AL 36803 334.705.5114

Ed Castile Director AIDT One Technology Court Montgomery, AL 36116 334.280.4411

David Knight Director Walker County EIDA PO Box 1448 Jasper, AL 35502 205.302.0068

Doni Ingram Director ADECA PO Box 5690 Montgomery, AL 36117 334.353.5765

Lee Lawson ED Representative PowerSouth Energy 770 Washington Avenue, #180 Montgomery, AL 36104 334.264.8199

Lee D. Sentell Director AL Dept. of Tourism & Travel PO Box 4927 Montgomery, AL 36103 334.242.4413

Mitch Mays Executive Director Franklin County EDA 16109 Hwy 43, Suite C Russellville, AL 35653 256.332.8726

Bill Taylor President EDPA 500 Beacon Parkway West Birmingham, AL 35209 205.943.4704

Patrick Murphy Senior VP Birmingham Business Alliance 505 20th Street N, Suite 200 Birmingham, AL 35203 205.241.8117

Neal Wade Director Alabama Development Office 401 Adams Avenue, 6thFloor Montgomery, AL 36130 334.242.0400

Hollie Pegg Senior Project Manager Alabama Development Office 401 Adams Avenue, 6th Floor Montgomery, AL 36130 334.242.0435

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Frank Thompson, CEcD Executive Director Enterprise, Coffee, Geneva EDC PO Box 310130 Enterprise, AL 35209 334.393.4769

Past Presidents

2009/2010 – Troy Wayman 2008/2009 – Calvin Miller 2007/2008 – Brian Hilson 2006/2007 – Phillis Belcher 2005/2006 – Don Hopper 2004/2005 – Louis Lockhart 2003/2004 - Lamar Smith 2002/2003 – Dale Greer 2001/2002 – Greg Barker 2001 – Al Cook 2000 – Dara Longgrear 1999 – Griffin Lassiter 1998 – Forrest Wright 1997 – David Roberts 1996 – Michael P. Harbin 1995 – Theodore vonCannon 1994 – Peggy Smith 1993 – Tucson Roberts Ellen McNair 1992 – Newell Baker 1991 – Victor Wyatt 1990 – David Hutchison 1989 – Ted Levi 1988 – Mike Gaymon 1987 – Tommy Ed Roberts 1986 – Dale Hubbard 1985 – Larry Merrihew 1984 – Michael B. McCain 1983 – Ed Pitchford 1982 – David Gladney 1981 – Randall George 1980 – Ted Hackney 1979 – Mike Roberts 1978 – Fred Denton 1977 – Glenn Taylor 1976 – Stanley E. Shipp 1975 – John Hawthorne 1974 – Guy Nerren 1973 – George Wurtele 1972 – Jim Chenery 1971 – Richard S. Reid 1970 – John Washburn 1969 – Sheldon Morgan 1968 – G. T. Nelson

SEDC DIRECTOR

Al Cook Director Economic Development City of Opelika PO Box 390 Opelika, AL 36803 334.705.5114

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Economic development is an investment in our economic prosperity.

EDAA HAS HELPED PASS LEGISLATION RELATING TO: ◗◗ TAX INCENTIVE PACKAGES ◗◗ SITE PREPARATION GRANTS ◗◗ INDUSTRIAL ROAD AND BRIDGE ACCESS ◗◗ ENTERPRISE ZONES

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Legislative and Regulatory Successes EDAA has been a leader in creating an environment where state incentives and state-sponsored worker training are among the best in the nation. These efforts have created a pro-business environment that has led many national and international companies to choose Alabama. • • • • •

Mercedes Benz Boeing Honda Toyota Hyundai

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ThyssenKrupp Northrop Grumman/EADS Austal Volkswagen Suppliers Kia Suppliers

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Legislative Successes Since its inception in 1968, EDAA has been pivotal in the definition and passing of key economic development legislation.

RECENT LEGISLATIVE/ REGULATORY INITIATIVES

21ST CENTURY ECONOMIC INCENTIVES BILL

◗◗ Signed into law in May 2009 ◗◗ Makes the full range of economic development incentives available for “knowledge-based” and “green” industry, including: • Corporate headquarters • Data processing centers • Inbound call centers • Space research and technology facilities • “Green” employers ◗◗ Expected to create more than 7,000 new jobs

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Alabama site preparation grant fund bill passed. The State’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund Authority has voted to deposit the maximum $2 million each year thereafter into the fund

Bill passed increasing bond limits for the 12 regional planning and development commissions for use in making grants

Sponsored short-line Railroad Infrastructure Rehabilitation ACT and Fund to provide for grants and no-cost loans for short-line railroad improvement projects

Sponsored a bill to create the Alabama Capital Investment Authority

Sponsored legislation that would give Income Tax Capital Credit Incentives within favored geographic areas

Sponsored Uniform Limited Partnership Act that changes the state tax code to help recruit venture capital firms to locate in Alabama

21st Century Economic Incentives bill passed

Film and television production incentives legislation passed

2010 Tax credits for hiring unemployed workers 7

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A pro-business climate, fostered by all levels of government, is essential to continued success in promoting economic prosperity.

NEW IN 2010!

Providing new resources and strategies for rural economic developers through two new committees

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Education EDAA is a statewide leader in providing professional education for economic development professionals and community representatives throughout Alabama.

Summer and Winter Conferences

◗◗ Retail Economic Development Committee

• Summer and Winter conferences each year • Brings together economic development professionals, government officials and industry representatives from across the state • Educational sessions offer attendees new tools and skills to keep Alabama one of the top states in economic development

◗◗ Rural Economic Development Committee

Networking Opportunities

HIGHER EDUCATION ◗◗ EDAA continues to be a leader in creating and implementing educational opportunities at the college level ◗◗ Co-sponsors Auburn University’s Intensive Economic Development Training course ◗◗ Instrumental in the establishment of Auburn’s economic development graduate program ◗◗ Works closely with the State’s Two-Year College System

• Formal and informal networking opportunities throughout the year • Frequent e-mail correspondence, legislative updates and educational events allow members to learn from other professionals around the state • Quarterly newsletter

Community Leadership Training

• Free education opportunities for community leaders involved in economic development • Serves as a formal economic development training program for elected officials and key community leaders • Prepares local communities to land major economic development projects • Brings more jobs to local communities

Other Conferences

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Sponsorship Opportunities WHY SPONSOR EDAA? ◗◗ ECONOMIC GROWTH

Help bring more jobs and economic prosperity to Alabama

◗◗ BE SEEN

Excellent visibility for your organization • Average conference attendance during past year approximately 550 • More than 700 membership directories distributed annually • More than 10,000 visits to EDAA web site annually

◗◗ BE HEARD

Have a voice in economic development legislative and regulatory issues

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ◗◗ EVENT SPONSORS Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available at the annual Summer and Winter Conferences ◗◗ ADVERTISING Advertising opportunities are available in our member newsletter, membership directory and on our web site

Our continuing sponsors are vital to the Economic Development Association of Alabama. Dues income and revenue from conference registrations are insufficient revenue streams to support our legislative, regulatory and educational activities. Through the generous support of our Continuing Sponsors, we are able to positively affect economic growth and legislation in Alabama.

Levels of Benefits PLATINUM

$10,000

GOLD

$7,500

SILVER

$4,000

BRONZE

$2,000

SUSTAINING

$1,000

• 4 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Free display space at the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 3 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Free display space at the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 2 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 1 free conference registration for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site

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Continuing Sponsors PLATINUM AIDT Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs Alabama Gas Corporation Alabama Power Company AT&T Regions Financial Corporation Tennessee Valley Authority

GOLD Alabama Development Office Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

SILVER Balch & Bingham, LLP Birmingham Business Alliance Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce North Alabama Industrial Development Association Southeast Alabama Gas District

BRONZE Alabama Small Business Development Center Network Alabama State Port Authority Bessemer Development Board Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Cullman Economic Development Agency Dothan Chamber of Commerce Elmore County Economic Development Authority Jefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority Norfolk Southern Corporation Opelika Industrial Development Authority/ City of Opelika Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce Talladega County Economic Development Authority Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority Walker County Economic & Industrial Development Authority

SUSTAINING Baldwin County Economic Development Authority Covington Economic Development Commission CSX Transportation Jackson County Economic Development Authority St. Clair Economic Development Council 10 Economic Development Association of Alabama The Voice of Economic Development in Alabama

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Sponsorship Application Levels of Benefits PLATINUM

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Check Level Desired

$10,000

GOLD

$7,500

SILVER

$4,000

BRONZE

$2,000

SUSTAINING

$1,000

• 4 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Free display space at the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 3 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Free display space at the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 2 free conference registrations for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • 1 free conference registration for the Summer or Winter Conference • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • Recognition in Summer and Winter Conference Agenda • Prominent exposure on EDAA web site with link to your web site • Recognition in EDAA Membership Directory

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COMPLETE FORM

Company Name

Mailing Address

Street Address

City

Contact Name

Title

Business Phone

Fax

Toll Free

E-mail Address

Web Site

State

Zip

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Membership Application

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Name

Title

Company Name

Mailing Address

Street Address

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City

County

Business Phone

Toll Free

Cell Phone

E-mail Address

Web Site

fax

My Business/Organization is:

o 1. State Agency State

Zip

o 2. Chamber of Commerce o 3. Utility o 4. Railroad o 5. Investment Banker o 6. Commercial Banker o 7. Engineering Firm o 8. Contractor/Construction o 9. Consulting Firm o1 0. Real Estate Firm o1 1. Municipal/County o1 2. Regional Commission

Please provide a brief description of your organization and its interest in economic development:

o1 3. University/Technical o1 4. Other (please indicate)

want to join EDAA, Alabama’s only individual member professional organization dedicated YES! Iexclusively to the advancement of economic development and individual member proficiency.

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$250 — REGULAR MEMBER

(Defined as an individual who spends more than 50% of their time involved in economic development or recruitment activities or involved as a public official in the economic development process.)

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$350 — ASSOCIATE MEMBER

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$400 — NON-RESIDENT MEMBER

(Other professionals with vested interests in the economic development process.)

(Defined as an individual who lives outside the State of Alabama.)

Memberships are individual based — not company specific.

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Winter Conference Sponsorship February 7-9, 2011 at The Renaissance Montgomery EVENT SPONSORS

Sponsorship includes signage at event, program listing and mention from podium before and after the event. ENCLOSED _____ Monday Evening Reception $2,000 __________ _____ Tuesday Breakfast $1,500 __________ _____ Tuesday Luncheon $3,000 __________ _____ Tuesday Evening Reception $2,000 __________ _____ Wednesday Breakfast Buffet

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$1,500

CONFERENCE SPONSOR $1,000

As a conference sponsor you are entitled to the following: • The opportunity to be an exhibitor with a table top display **I would like to exhibit:  o Yes   o No • Recognition in the program as a sponsor

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_____ COFFEE BREAK SPONSORSHIP $300 There will be multiple break sponsorships available. Sponsorship includes signage at event and mention from podium. _____

COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP $100

• Listed on signage as one of the conference sponsors (This sponsorship does not include conference registration fee.) **Exhibit booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There will only be 12 spaces available.

TOTAL ENCLOSED: $_______________ COMPANY NAME CONTACT NAME:

PHONE:

Please select method of payment:   o Check   o Visa   o MC   o Amex   o Discover

CREDIT CARD #

EXPIRATION DATE:

SIGNATURE:

BILLING ZIP CODE:

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Summer Conference Sponsorship June 19-22, 2011 at Perdido Beach Resort EVENT SPONSORS

Sponsorship includes signage at event, program listing and mention from podium before and after the event. ENCLOSED _____ Sunday Night Reception $3,000 or 3 sponsors @ $1000 __________ _____ Monday Continental Breakfast $1,500 or 3 sponsors @ $500 __________ _____ Monday Night Reception $3,000 or 3 sponsors @ $1000 __________ _____ Monday Night Dinner $5,000 or 2 sponsors @ $2500 __________ _____ Tuesday Breakfast $2,000 or 2 sponsors @ $1000 __________ _____ Wednesday Breakfast _____

$2,000 or 2 sponsors @ $1000

CONFERENCE SPONSOR $1,000

As a conference sponsor you are entitled to the following: • The opportunity to be an exhibitor with a table top display **I would like to exhibit:  o Yes   o No • Recognition in the program as a sponsor • Listed on signage as one of the conference sponsors (This sponsorship does not include conference registration fee.) **Exhibit booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There will only be 12 spaces available.

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_____ COFFEE BREAK SPONSORSHIP $300 There will be multiple break sponsorships available. Sponsorship includes signage at event and mention from podium. _____ COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP Sponsorship includes signage.

$100

_____ GOLF HOLE SPONSORSHIP $125 I would like to be a sponsor of EDAA’s Annual Golf Tournament. Sponsorship includes signage at course.

TOTAL ENCLOSED: $_______________ COMPANY NAME CONTACT NAME:

PHONE:

Please select method of payment:   o Check   o Visa   o MC   o Amex   o Discover

CREDIT CARD #

EXPIRATION DATE:

SIGNATURE:

BILLING ZIP CODE:

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Business Directory Advertising One more way to support EDAA

• Distributed to over 600 Economic Developers and Associates in Alabama and the Southeast • Used daily by the EDAA membership • The most comprehensive list of Economic Developers available in Alabama Ads are black and white. Files can be submitted in the following formats: • High resolution PDF (preferred) • High resolution jpeg Ads under 10 MB can be sent via e-mail to regina@edaa.org Larger ads can be e-mailed using yousendit.com

FULL PAGE 7.75” x 10” $300

QUARTER PAGE 3.75” x 4.875” $75

HALF PAGE 7.75” x 4.875” $150

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