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Don Cunningham to Speak at ACG Annual Manufacturing Conference in New York

By Colin McEvoy on June 12, 2017

The 10th annual ACG Manufacturing Conference will be held on Thursday, June 21, at the New York Athletic Club. It is open to the public and tickets are available.

The 10th annual ACG Manufacturing Conference will be held
on Wednesday, June 21, at the New York Athletic Club. It is open to the public and tickets are available.

Don Cunningham, President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC), will be speaking at the prestigious Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Annual Manufacturing Conference in New York City this month.

The 10th annual conference will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at the New York Athletic Club. This year’s theme will be “Made in America: The Resurgence of U.S. Manufacturing.”

The conference is open to the public and tickets are still available. Visit here to register.

Cunningham will be participating in a “fireside chat” panel discussion called “Private and Public Partnerships: A Regional View of Investment Capital.”

Among the topics that will be discussed are tax incentives, capital sources, and creative solutions economic authorities have played while providing incentives for businesses to stay in their local communities, according to the ACG website.

Joining Cunningham in this conversation will be John Sampson, CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and Hannah Stork, Director of Business Development with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

Manufacturing is currently the top economic sector in the Lehigh Valley, generating $5.56 billion – or 15 percent – of the region’s $37 billion overall gross domestic product.

That’s higher than nationally, where manufacturing is only 10 percent of the GDP, according to Cunningham. There are about 680 manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley employing about 32,000 workers.

The ACG Annual Manufacturing Conference will also include a panel discussion called “Making Value: US Based Manufacturing in a Global Economy,” featuring business executives from Akerman LLP, Fisk Alloy, Inc., Tag Holdings LLC, World Pac Paper, and Xenith.

Additionally, it will feature a presentation called “Capitalizing on the Resurgence: Manufacturing M&A and Investment Trends,” with speakers from such companies as CohnReznick LLP, Hamilton Robinson, Imperial Capital LLC, Lincoln International, Monomoy Capital Partners, and Stifel Financial Corporation.

Click here to see the full agenda for the ACG New York 10th Annual Manufacturing Conference.

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