Fergus Falls Micropolitan Summit - In Fergus Falls


Fergus Falls Micropolitan Summit - In Fergus Falls
Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Program
Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

Speakers Include:
Mayor Ben Schierer
Nick Leonard, Otter Tail County 
Jeff Stanislawski, Bell Bank 
Jean Bowman, Visit Fergus Falls 
Jeff Miller, HKGi 
Jeff Ackerson, Vector Windows 
Carrie Brimhall, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Annie Deckert, Decklan Group 
Amy Baldwin, City of Fergus Falls 
Ryan Miller, City of Fergus Falls
Ryan Hanson, Ryan Hanson Homes - Keller Williams 
Chris Waltz, Otter Tail Power Corporation
Sean Sullivan, Gate City Bank 
Gary Thompson, Platte Properties 

10:55 AM Welcome and Introduction 

11:00 AM Fergus Falls Area State of the Market
• Infrastructure that support the Fergus Falls Market
• What is the current State of the Economy in the Fergus Falls Area
• What are the main workforce sources to support new business and how are they trained
• Populations and workforce trends that are impacting the market
• How  does  private  industry  work  with  local  education  systems
• Population and demographic trends in Fergus Falls

12:05 PM  Downtown and Riverfront Opportunities
• What is the Downtown and Riverfront Master Plan
• Development of riverfront sites  
• Opportunity Areas - Central Reach, West Reach, and East Reach plans
• How the Business Community, Residents  and City Leaders are working together 
• Public investment to spur private development

1:05 PM Break with Lunch and Refreshments

1:15 PM Commercial Real Estate Market Update & Industrial Development & Opportunities
• Economic Drivers: Why are Real Estate investors interested in the Fergus Falls area?
• Major employers and their future plans
• Business Opportunities on and near Fergus Falls Airport   
• Prime Development Opportunities – Recent Successes
• What Commercial Investors and Brokers Need to Know About Fergus Falls
• Special Finance Incentives For New Commercial Businesses 

2:15 PM Residential Real Estate Market Update
• State of the Industry – Size of the Residential Real Estate Market & Overview of existing market
• Market trends – Homes sales analysis year over year – what is selling and why
• What do outside investors see as opportunities in the Fergus Falls Area
• Projects that are impacting housing in Fergus Falls Area – infrastructure and other
• New Real Estate Development – Where is it happening & Why

3:00 PM Adjourn & Networking

Fergus Falls Micropolitan Summit - In Fergus Falls


  • When

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Bigwood Event Center
    925 Western Avenue
    Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

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