Communities everywhere are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Economic developers, Chambers and businesses of all sizes are wondering what’s next? When can we start talking about recovery? You will come away with new ideas for recovery including:
- Preparing your EDO for the new “normal”
- Identifying and competing for industries and businesses that will be in high demand
- Information and tools to support existing business
- Shifting supply chains
- Potential decoupling from China and repatriating strategic manufacturing
- Potential new policies and legislation headed our way
Meet the Speakers
President & Founder
Gazelle.ai & ROI Research on Investment
Steven Jast has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of economic development. He began his career at the boutique advisory firm CAI Corporate Affairs International, where he specialized in site selection analysis, jurisdictional marketing, and industrial clustering. A serial entrepreneur, Steve founded the economic development consulting firm ROI Research on Investment in 2003. Since then, ROI has grown from a staff of two to an international company of 60 professionals with offices in four countries. In 2015, he founded Gazelle.ai to push the boundaries of methods used to identify early-stage signals of corporate expansion.
Nadine Jeserich, PhD
VP of Analytics
ROI Research on Investment
Nadine received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and her Masters in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Before joining Gazelle.ai, Nadine was the Principal Economist at Growth Economics Inc. An expert in benchmarking and growth cluster analyses, Nadine is responsible for developing models and training algorithms to identify growth signals related to emerging companies and targeted industries.