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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/08/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location
CLARION INN

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FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 2017
CLARION INN, 300 SOUTH HIGHWAY 13
CRAIG, CO 81650
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome – Ray Beck, AGNC Chairman
Regional Update/Current Economic Conditions:
9:05 – 9:45 Regional Diversification – Brian Lewandowski, UC Leeds School of Business
9:45 – 10:30 Regional Demographics: Are We Gaining or Losing? – Chris Aker,
State Demographers Office

10:30 – 11:00 Update on Southwest Innovation Center – Thea Chase,
CEO, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce 11:00 – 11:15 BREAK
Economic Development Ideas:
11:15 – 11:45 Brian Watson – Co-Work Space and Connecting to Networks
11:45 – 12:15 Coding School for Rural Colorado – Aaron Landau
12:15 -1:30 LUNCH – Stephanie Copeland, Director, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
1:45 – 2:15 A New Agriculture Opportunity: HEMP – Jason Lauve, “Mr. Hemp”
2:30 – 3:30 Resources for NW Colorado – Breakout Sessions:

Communities Overcoming Economic Challenges – Panel
• Michelle Haynes – Region 10 (invited)
• Thea Chase – Southwest Colorado
• Elyse Ackerman – Delta County
• Katelin Cook – Rio Blanco County
• Michelle Balleck – Moffat County
• Kristi Pollard – Mesa County (invited)
Financial and Consulting Resources – Panel:
• Dennis Casey – Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center
• Anita Cameron – Northwest Loan Fund
• Kelly Manning – SBDC

3:30 – 4:00 Thank You and Adjournment

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