Heidi Smith, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) General Manager, Global Business, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual NALCOM CRE Forum on October 23, 2019 in Huntsville, Ala. Smith is responsible for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Economic Development’s business attraction, community development and marketing efforts. She oversees the work of target market specialists, community and livability development staff and global marketing specialists.
Since 2006, TVA has been named a Top Utility in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine. Smith will be talking about TVA’s role in economic development, what she is seeing in the market today, and what she is seeing in Alabama, particularly focused on industrial development.
Smith develops and implements strategic recruitment, and community development preparedness plans to ensure that all TVA goals are met or exceeded throughout the seven-state Valley service region. Her role also includes hiring and training staff, departmental budgeting and resource allocation. She works closely with TVA customers, and regional, state and community partners in the areas of business recruitment, project management and community development.
“Economic development is at the core of TVA’s mission to serve the people of the Valley by helping to foster a better quality of life,” said Smith. “We are proud to work with our partners to help further that mission and the tremendous opportunities for growth this region is experiencing.”
The 2nd Annual NALCOM CRE Forum is approved for four hours of continuing education by the Alabama Real Estate Commission. For more information about the forum or to register, visit the event website.