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Economic Outlook: Building a Headquarters Economy

Economic Outlook: Building a Headquarters Economy

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (CST)



Join us for the 2023 Economic Outlook: Building a Headquarters Economy program, headlined by Myles Shaver, a Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy.

Shaver's book, Headquarters Economy – Managers, Mobility & Migration, is relevant to the economy in central Wisconsin in several ways. First, it underscores the competitive nature of talent attraction and retention, especially as larger metro areas hold somewhat of an advantage due to population density and greater community amenities that smaller cities and communities cannot offer. Today, companies either offer remote working opportunities or establish locations where the talent they seek is located.

Communities in central Wisconsin seek to attract and retain talent to support our incumbent companies with the hope of attracting new firms. Placemaking is front of mind, building the magnetic community needed to attract and retain workforce. Furthermore, attracting and retaining skilled management supports the growth and innovation within companies and serves as an opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Chamber President and CEO Dave Eckmann previews this event in a recent 2-Minute Drill episode:

The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce and Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership, through execution of the Greater Wausau Economic Development Strategic Plan, focus on three goals: talent, innovative companies, and placemaking. For our community to compete we must build the place which attracts and retains talent to support our innovative companies.

About J. Myles Shaver

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy.

Myles’ research about corporate expansion is published in leading scholarly journals and he is invited to present at conferences and universities around the world. His recent research about the Minneapolis-St. Paul Headquarters economy has helped guide talent attraction and retention initiatives in the region and is presented in his book: Headquarters Economy: Managers, Mobility, and Migration. Myles presents this research to audiences in Minnesota and to audiences in other states and countries.

Myles is recipient of the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award – the most prestigious international teaching award in Strategic Management and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Distinguished PhD Alumni Award. A recent study identified Myles as one of the most prolific management scholars in the world and Poets and Quants profiles Myles in their compilation of the “World’s 50 Best Business School Professors.”

Myles is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.

Breakfast Buffet

  • Farm fresh scrambled eggs 
  • Breakfast sausage 
  • Crispy breakfast potatoes 
  • Fresh cut fruit Kringle 
  • and berries 
  • Orange juice

Coffee will also be included. 


Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Please email for investment levels and benefits.

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Admission (Includes Sales Tax)

  • Member Registration $50
  • Non-Member Registration $70

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Pre-registration is required for this event.  Limited space may be available the day of the event, but cannot be guaranteed.  Walk-in prices are $10 more than the listed prices.

Hilton Garden Inn - Wausau
151401 County Rd NN
Wausau, WI 54401 United States
Event Contact
Madilyn Woller
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (CST)

Registration - 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation - 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Q & A - 8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Program Concludes: 9:00 a.m. 

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