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Webinar Offered On Attracting And Retaining Talent

3 Sep , 2017  

Join Richland Community Development Group and the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce as they participate in a webinar entitled “Thriving Rural Communities: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Talent.”

There is no charge for you to attend, but seating is limited.

During this webinar, you’ll uncover ways to increase your marketing and communications strategies in order to boost visibility and attract talent for your community.

If you’re an economic developer in a rural community then you know how unique your challenges are compared to your urban counterparts. For one, many workers are drawn to large cities where job offerings, networking opportunities, and social activities abound. What’s more is that businesses located in rural settings oftentimes struggle in reaching potential job candidates due to their organization size or location in a lesser-known area.

Hear why fostering an enhanced quality of life through the investment of revitalization projects, utilization of natural resources, and promotion of low cost of living are just a few tactics you can use. You’ll also hear new ways to improve the business climate through worker incentives, entrepreneurial support, and more.

At the end of this webinar you will know these two essential nuggets of information, and much more:

– Workforce challenges specific to small and rural communities

– Resources that can be leveraged to implement talent attraction and retention strategies

The speaker will be Mark Lautman, CEcD, FM, CRE, Founder of the Community Economics Lab and Principal of Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC. In Albuquerque, NM. The Community Economics Lab is a private not-for-profit think tank that innovates new approaches to economic development to work in a labor and capital constrained economy. His consulting business, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC, works with community leaders to transform community economies and elevate the professional practice of economic and workforce development. Mark had a monthly column for the New Mexico Business Weekly, and is the author of a new book, When the Boomers Bail: A Community Economics Survival Guide, available on Most recently, Mark was Vice President of Economic Development at Mesa del Sol where his business unit was responsible for recruiting Albuquerque Studios, Schott Solar, Fidelity Investments and several others.

To register: visit, call 419-755-7234 or email [email protected]

Seating is limited ~ RSVP today!

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