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Events and Webinars2019-08-29T15:51:37-07:00

CALED’s 2019 Webinar Wednesday

Professional Development Schedule

CALED’s Webinar Wednesday is free for our members. For non-members the cost is $55.00 per webinar. All CALED webinars will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (PST)

*Please note: If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact Laura Cole-Rowe at least 24 hours prior to live webinar to receive a quick response. Registration closes 24 hours prior to live webinar.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Game Changing Economic Development

Our September 4 webinar (1 pm) is Game Changing Economic Development. We’ll learn about the 2018 Economic Development Award Of Excellence in the Gamechangers category – the City of Needles’ “Green” Cannabis-Related Business Initiative. The Gamechanger category is intended to identify an impactful economic development project that proved to be transformational to the community
and local economy in 2018.

Residents of Needles, California passed Measure S which created a taxing framework for cannabis in the City of Needles. This ultimately led to ordinances that legalized the sale, cultivation, and processing of cannabis. Today, there are 14 facilities representing 97,659 square feet and 252 employees working in this budding industry within the community.

In addition, another 167,893 square feet were under construction (and expected to open by June 30,
2019) generating an additional 434 employment opportunities. Jobs within this industry now account for 14% of total employment for Needles residents and are likely to increase to create more jobs in the
community than there are persons in the labor force.


Rick Daniels, City Manager, City of Needles

Patrick J. Martinez, Director of Development Services, City of Needles

Michael Bracken, Development Management Group, Inc., Palm Desert

CALED’s Webinar Wednesday is free for our members. For non-members the cost is $55.00 per webinar.

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For a recorded copies of webinars please contact Laura Cole-Rowe  Please note that some recordings may not be available.

CALED Event Cancellation Policy

CALED is pleased to incur expenses on your behalf to process your registration. If necessary, you may cancel your registration up to seven days before the day of the event and your registration fee, less a 15 per cent handling fee, will be credited to a future CALED event of your choice or your CALED membership (to be used within a 12-month period). All cancellations must be sent to CALED in writing in order to be valid. CALED does not provide cash refunds for any reason. Registrants who cancel less than seven days before the day of the event and all no shows are responsible for full payment. You may make a substitution at any time.