July 23

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How easy is it for companies to do business in your community? Can they obtain licenses and permits, submit supporting documents, and pay fees using convenient digital services? These services are critical components of a business-friendly ecosystem that attracts new employers and encourages expansion. Further, these services are growing even more crucial as emerging markets, such as the sharing economy and legalized cannabis, capture a larger market share of local commerce.

Unfortunately, three-quarters of government leaders responding to a national survey are unsure if their jurisdiction has the tools it needs to attract and support new businesses. Join us to learn why digital licensing and permitting services are critical for economic development and hear practical advice for deploying business-friendly digital services in your community. This 60-minute webcast will:

  • Release and analyze key findings from the Governing Institute/Accela Next-Gen Economic Development survey
  • Explain how Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and application-based solutions can help you deploy better digital services faster
  • Show how communities are using modern licensing and permitting solutions to promote economic growth


Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler — Moderator

Chief Innovation Officer, Governing Institute

Claire Jubb

Claire Jubb

Community Development Director, Charlotte County, Florida

Brian Wick

Brian Wick

Vice President of Product Marketing, Accela