SPEAKER

Eric McSweeney, CEcD, EcD(F), CCIM, ALC

President
McSweeney & Associates

Eric’s team, McSweeney & Associates, is Canada’s Leading Economic Development Training, Education and Consulting firm. In addition to his economic development credentials, Eric has earned the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation and the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) real estate designation.

The McSweeney team, formed in 2001, is fueled by a passion to build the capacity of each client to accelerate their community’s economic growth and quality of life. The firm inspires their clients to create communities that are economically sustainable and sensitive to cultural, environmental and social needs. Its work therefore, is providing advice, guidance, and tools for communities to achieve sustainability and to de-mystify what it takes to be successful in economic development. Eric’s industrial land analysis and development experience embraces a great many projects for dozens of municipalities, including Chestermere, Alberta. For Ottawa, Eric developed and sold more than $20M of business park lands.

Eric also led the development of a unique public-private partnership in the development of a joint venture business park. Both public and private sectors shared the benefits of development, while minimizing the risk to each of the parties. The project’s innovation resulted in a case study being profiled at real estate conferences, emulated by others, and published in the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Journal. Eric will be pleased to share his industrial land analysis and development experiences with participants.