10:15 am – Construction Life Cycle, Northern Improvement Company
Steve McCormick Jr
11:00 am – Great Northern Corridor Coalition
Curtis Shuck, Executive Director
The Great Northern Corridor (GNC) stretches from Chicago to the ports on the Pacific Northwest Coast. This multimodal corridor consists of highways, rail and ports. It represents an east-west artery of commerce that supports the movement of people and goods, bringing economic vitality to more than 38 million Americans across eight North Central and Pacific Northwestern states. The Great Northern Corridor Coalition represents a variety of rural and urban economies that all depend on the Corridor for freight transportation to regional, national, and international markets. The GNC intersects counties along the Corridor with high concentrations of businesses, including both urban and rural areas. The GNC serves as an economic engine for its member states, its cities, regional economies, and the nation. This Corridor also provides a critical connection to move people that support many local businesses and enhances personal mobility.
12:00 pm - Lunch/Networking
1:00 pm – Millennials Matter: Attracting, Equipping & Retaining a Next Gen Workforce
Danita will share insights on Millennials in our workforce. “The star performers responsible for the growth of your business, will, in a few short years, be primarily made up of millennials. That’s a significant reason why mentoring young leaders needs to be a top priority of every company’s business growth strategy.” ~ Danita Bye