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Housing summit set for May 17 at TTC

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Lowcountry Housing Trust is hosting a Tri-County Housing Summit to discuss why housing matters to the long-term economic viability of the region on Friday, May 17 at the Trident Technical College Complex for Industrial and Economic Development. The full-day summit provides an opportunity for the business community, housing industry professionals, service providers, faith and community based organizations, local elected and governmental officials, federal and state officials and other interested parties to interact and focus their collective energy on meeting the region’s housing and economic development needs. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion and keypad polling to aid in prioritizing the region’s housing needs.

The keynote speak will be Mitchell Silver, chief planning and development officer and planning director for the City of Raleigh, N.C., and president (2011-2013) of the American Planning Association (APA). Raleigh is renowned for strong job growth, R&D, higher education, high quality of life, and is one of two leading metros used as a benchmark for the annual Regional Economic Scorecard produced by the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

Other speakers include The Honorable Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., City of Charleston;

Tracy Doran, Humanities Foundation; Tammie Hoy Hawkins, Together Consulting; and Daniel Clark, AmericaSpeaks

Paneilst include Jessica Gillis, Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments; Mary Graham, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce; The Honorable William Dudley Gregorie, Charleston City Council; William Lewis, Charleston County School District; John McNeil, Wells Fargo Bank; Bill Stanfield, Metanoia; Lisa Jones Turansky, Coastal Conservation League; and Steven Warner, Charleston Regional Development Alliance

When: Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Trident Technical College, Complex for Industrial & Economic Development, Building 920, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406

Details: This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Lunch will be served. Registration ends on Friday, May 10.

For more information and to register for the event:

http://housingmatters-summit-lowcountryhousing.eventbrite.com.

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