BNE-logo-for-site-transparent-bkgdSeptember 7-9, 2014

Build Northeast Conference

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About BuildNE

This is a conference and expo designed to educate attendees on today’s tools needed to create successful economic development projects. Seminars will focus on transitions in economic development, leveraging grant opportunities, and financial opportunities through the SBA. Build Northeast is expected to attract 500 professionals from federal, state, regional, and local governments as well as chambers of commerce, banks, venture capitalists, professional service firms, construction companies, architects, and more from all New England states.

 You’ll leave the conference knowing that it’s the most important economic development event you’ll attend this year.

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“This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD)”



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SBA Training Track and SBA Awards Luncheon are the subject of a cosponsorship with the WBDC

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*Educational seminars from the SBA are free to the public.

Cosponsorship Authorization #14-0101-108. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored
activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any
cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to
the public on a non-discriminatory basis.


Our presenters will inspire, inform and collaborate with you to address the most pressing and promising challenges and opportunities.

Excited to announce this year’s presenters…

Meet the speakers


Trend Analyst

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President/CEO, New Balance Athletic Shoes

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New England Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

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Seth A. Goodall was appointed by President Obama to serve as SBA’s New England Regional Administrator on July 10, 2013. As Regional Administrator, Goodall oversees SBA’s six New England district offices and is responsible for the delivery of the agency’s financial and technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout New England.As an entrepreneur, public servant and attorney, Seth has a long history of working with and on behalf of small businesses in New England. He formerly worked as an attorney at Dyer Goodall, P.A., where he represented small businesses, individuals and municipalities in a variety of matters. In 2008, while practicing law, Seth was elected to the Maine Legislature as State Senator representing Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County.  Seth was re-elected in 2010 and 2012, at which point he began serving as the Senate Majority Leader.  Goodall worked on and sponsored legislation on economic development and small business matters in the Legislature, co-chairing the Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future and serving as a member on the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Reform and Fairness. Prior to the Legislature in 2007, Seth was elected to the Selectboard in his hometown of Richmond, Maine, serving one year as Chair of the Board. (more…)

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One of the largest business-to-business events in New England has partnered with our conference.

The Expo features exhibitors from a variety of industries and networking opportunities second to none.

Honorary Hosts

Senator Elizabeth Warren
Congressman James McGovern

(800) 533-0229

167 Auburn Street, Auburn, MA 01501

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