Speaking Availability

Joe Vranich has been a keynote speaker and panelist for more than twenty years


Joe's current emphasis is on companies leaving business-hostile states for locations with more welcoming environments for commercial enterprises of all types. Overall, his commentaries center on business growth and public policies that help make companies more competitive in the United States and internationally.

He has been a featured speaker and panelist throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia with his comments appearing several times in Vital Speeches of the Day. He has appeared before many types of audiences as reflected in the following list.

Economic Development / Site Selection Messages
  • "Perspectives & Possibilities for the Pittsburgh Area" – Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Nov. 14, 2016

  • "The Role Lifestyle Plays in a Location Decision" – Carmel-Noblesville-Fishers, Indiana, Sept. 8, 2016

  • "Motivations for Family Company Relocations" – SiteLink Conference, Klamath Falls, Oregon, May 19, 2016

  • "Trends in the Site Selection Process Affecting Arizona" – Greater Phoenix Economic Council, March 18, 2016

  • "Making the Cut: Dialogue with National Site Selectors" – Metro Denver Site Selection Conference, Denver, Sept. 19, 2014

  • "Why Your Colleagues Leave California" – San Gabriel Valley Business Group, Palm Desert, Calif., Oct. 26, 2013

  • "When Lifestyle is the Deciding Factor in Site Selection" – Roundtable in the High Desert sponsored by Industry Week Expansion Management, Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 17, 2013

  • "State and Local Policies that Motivate California Businesses to Leave" – Texas Economic Development Delegation, Laguna Beach, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013

  • "New Perspectives About Business Expansions and Relocations" – Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Feb. 1, 2013

  • "Heading for the Border: Why More Companies Will Head for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex" – Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas, Texas, March 7, 2012

  • "How to Improve a Local Business Environment in a Business-Hostile State" – Association of California Cities, Orange County, June 9, 2011

  • "Colorado Springs: A Robust Relocation Choice" – Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp., May 24, 2010

  • "How California Can Moderate its Tough Business Environment" – Economic Recovery Group, CalChamber Building, Sacramento, Calif., February 8, 2011

  • "Recommendations for a Healthy California Business Climate" – Economic Recovery Group, CalChamber Building, Sacramento, Calif., February 24, 2010

Joe has held positions in various arenas – coaching, consulting, aerospace, defense, railroads, non-profits – so it's only natural that he has appeared before a wide variety of audiences as reflected in the following list.

Testimony before the U.S. Congress
  • Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Senate)

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce (House)

  • Committee on Science, Space and Technology (House)

  • Committee on The Budget (House)

Presentations to Federal Agencies
  • Department of Commerce

  • Department of Transportation

  • General Services Administration

  • White House Office of Management and Budget

Testimony before California State Legislators
  • Jobs and Economy Town Hall Meeting (Senate)

  • Legislative Summit on Jobs and Regulation in California (Assembly)

  • Transportation and Housing Committee (Senate)

Overseas
  • China – China State Economic & Trade Commission

  • Germany – Lufthansa Airlines

  • Italy – Fiat Ferroviaria

  • Japan – Ministry of Transport

  • Japan – Railway Technical Research Institute

  • Japan – Transport Economics Center

  • Netherlands – Siemens World Marketing Conference

U.S. Organizations, Corporations, Universities (and location of speech)
  • Aerospace Industries Association (Washington, D.C.)

  • American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (Milwaukee)

  • American Consulting Engineers Council (Washington, D.C.)

  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy (Washington, D.C.)

  • American Lung Association of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails (Sacramento)

  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association (Pine Isle, Georgia)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Washington, D.C.)

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Washington, D.C.)

  • Americans for Energy Independence (Washington, D.C.)

  • Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility (Washington, D.C.)

  • Arizona Tourist Symposium (Phoenix)

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (Albany, N.Y.)

  • Building Owners & Managers Association International (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

  • Chambers of Commerce in California, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia

  • Commonwealth Transportation Board (Fairfax, Va.)

  • Composites Fabricators Association (Arlington, Va.)

  • Council on Superconductivity for American Competitiveness (Washington, D.C.)

  • Electric Power Research Institute (Chicago)

  • Electric Transportation Coalition (Washington, D.C.)

  • Federal Budgets and Issues Conference (Washington, D.C.)

  • George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)

  • Governor’s Conference on Economic Development (Birmingham, Ala.)

  • Institute for Electrical Engineers (Washington, D.C.)

  • Intermodal Transportation Conference (Newark, N.J.)

  • International Maglev Forum (Princeton, N.J.)

  • International Motor Press Association (New York)

  • International Technology Institute (New York)

  • IVHS Intelligent Vehicle Highway System Conference (Waco, Texas)

  • Maryland Department of Transportation (Hanover, Md.)

  • National Association of Home Builders (Washington, D.C.)

  • National Governor’s Association (Washington, D.C.)

  • Nevada Conference on Travel and Tourism (Las Vegas)

  • Northrop Grumman (Washington, D.C.)

  • Partnership for Improved Air Travel (Washington, D.C.)

  • Pennsylvania Milrite Council (Pittsburgh)

  • Pittsburgh Traffic Club (Pittsburgh)

  • SAIC Corporation (McLean, Va.)

  • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (Washington, D.C.)

  • Spectroscopy Society Technology Forum (Pittsburgh)

  • Texas A&M (College Station)

  • Transportation Research Board (Washington, D.C.)

  • Union League Club (Chicago)

  • University of Iowa (Iowa City)

  • University of New Hampshire (Durham)

  • Washington Department of Transportation (Seattle)

  • Wings Club (New York)

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