Austin's Downtown - Do You Love Me Now?
Three years ago, Dewitt Peart told us about The Downtown Austin Vision, a forward-looking framework that outlines the community’s collective vision of downtown Austin’s future. More than 3,000 Austinites helped shaped the vision identifying four priorities that work together to create and sustain the downtown you will always love. So... do you love me now?
About our speaker:
Dewitt Peart became the President and CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance in February 2015. The Downtown Alliance is engaged in dozens of projects and issues that contribute to the quality development, mobility, safety, cleanliness, and attractiveness of downtown Austin for investors, businesses, employees, residents, and visitors. He guides the Downtown Alliance’s vision and strategy, ensures the organization’s fiscal health and represents a board of directors consisting of 48 private and public sector leaders focused on the preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin.
Prior to taking the helm at the Downtown Alliance, Peart served as executive vice president for economic development and public affairs at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, and president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
In his economic development role, Peart led the efforts securing more than 250 economic development deals. His organization was named seven times as one of the U.S.’s top ten economic development organizations by Site Selection magazine. Similarly, the organization was internationally recognized for having the “best foreign direct investment strategy” by a publication of the Financial Times.
Peart’s advocacy experience covers legislative and regulatory improvements at the local, state and federal levels. He achieved success in environmental, transportation, economic development financing and military base closure legislative action.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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