William Furth, an expert in the field of geographic economics, will be the featured speaker at the Triangle Community Coalition’s Lunch & Learn on March 29.

Furth, who has experience in economic development, will discuss how growth management regulations impact the local economy.

From 1988-1995, Furth served as vice president of a major industrial land development company, directing the development and marketing of a 500-acre corporate park in the West Palm Beach, FL, area. He previously served as president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board.

Furth also has served in a full time capacity as mayor of Tiffin, OH, from 1980-1984. During that time, he was involved in economic and community development locally and statewide.

Personally, Furth has evaluated the data for more than 600 local economies in the United States, created more than 150 economic and community studies, and has provided presentations and workshops for state and national associations and local communities on the condition of their respective economies in 30 states since 1998.

“Regulations intended to manage growth can have a broad, unintended impact on the local economy,” says Chris Sinclair, president of the Triangle Community Coalition. “Bill Furth’s presentation will help us understand the potential impact of regulations from the outset.”

The Lunch & Learn is scheduled for 12 noon at One Eleven Place in Cary. The cost of lunch is $15 for Triangle Community Coalition members and $25 for non-members. Payment must be received in advance. Pre-register online.

Triangle Community Coalition: www.tricc.org