Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) recently attended the second annual 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. The sold-out summit brought investor delegations from all over the world, domestic and international businesses,global CEOs, senior U.S. leaders, and economic development organizations.
At the trade show, economic development organizations shared ideas and opportunities directly with international investors and one another. DCED made direct contact with 17 different countries and shared information with hundreds of attendees.
Speakers at the summit included President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other top U.S. government officials. Topics and panels varied from Investing in Rural America, The Innovation Advantage,Training Your Skilled Workforce, to Protecting Your Intellectual Property.
Dorchester County Economic Development’s booth was busy and received prospect leads in the manufacturing industry. Secretary Pritzker visited the Dorchester County exhibit. DCED’s “water moves us” branding was also a success with many great comments and questions from prospects as well as other economic development agencies.
For more information on the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit, please visit www.selectusasummit.com.