Economic group director to speak to LIBPA

Ms. Kimberly Statler,  who assumed the position of Executive Director of the Lowcountry Economic Alliance in 2011, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Realtors Association Headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park on Lady’s Island Drive.
Ms. Statler’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Lowcountry Economic Network, Executive Director of the Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation and co-owner of an economic development consulting firm. During her public sector career, she served as the Government Relations Director/Legislative Liaison for the Iowa Department of Economic Development and as a research analyst for the Iowa House of Representatives.  She also served as a legislative aide and campaign manager to a U.S. Congressman.
Ms. Statler is a board member of the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Hope Haven Board of Directors, and active member of the Baptist Church of Beaufort. She has been recognized in the Savannah Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and is a graduate of the Leadership Beaufort program.  She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and has a Master’s degree in health care administration from Des Moines University. She and her family reside on Lady’s Island.
Specific subjects she has been requested to include in her discussion with our members are:
• What are the key economic areas which merit emphasis in northern Beaufort County?
• Explain the regional approach to economic development for this area.
• Beaufort County’s greatest economic strengths and weaknesses.
• Role of Lady’s Island Airport in the local economy.
• Does northern Beaufort County have to model itself after southern Beaufort County to survive?

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