The 2012 E. V. Williams Center for Real Estate and Economic Development
Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Time: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Ted C. Constant Convocation Center Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia

IPAC and CREED Council Members - Complimentary Registration

Please contact Kyllie Brinkley at if you plan to attend.

Non-Members of the Center and General Public - $35 per person.

On-line registration site.

Note: Online Registration ends at 5:00 PM on Monday, June 4.

Why Manufacturers are Taking a Second Look at the US: What’s In Store for Hampton Roads?

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Christopherson Cornell Faculty Member Professor, City and Regional Planning (CRP), College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP).

Dr. Christopherson is an economic geographer whose research and teaching focus on economic development, urban labor markets, and location patterns in service industries, particularly the media industries. Her research includes both international and U.S.-policy-oriented projects. In the past three years she has completed studies on advanced manufacturing in New York’s Southern Tier, the photonics industry in Rochester, the role of universities and colleges in revitalizing the upstate New York economy, and production trends affecting media industries in New York City. She has written more than 50 articles and 25 policy reports on topics in economic geography and economic development. Her current projects include studies of phoenix industries in old industrial regions and a comprehensive economic impact analysis of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York and Pennsylvania.