The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) will present futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich in a keynote address at the organization’s Annual Update Reception on Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Boulevard in Palmetto.

An advisor to Fortune 1000 companies, Uldrich will explore trends that will change the world by the year 2020, requiring businesses of all kinds to adapt. The event also will include a networking hour, and EDC leaders will provide an update on the organization’s progress in business recruitment, job creation and stimulating capital investment to support a more diverse local economy.baedc

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton Area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed.

Bradenton Area EDC: Led by a dynamic staff and diverse volunteer leadership from private businesses and public sector partners, the EDC collaborates with organizations throughout the Tampa Bay region. Our “tool kit” of business programs is second to none, enabling existing businesses to expand, encouraging new businesses to launch, and attracting others to relocate to this thriving community on Florida’s west coast.