Registration Open for Statewide Economic Summit

Tuesday, September 10 2013


BOISE, Idaho – Registration is now open for the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, hosted by the University of Idaho in collaboration with state economic development agencies and organizations.

The summit will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise. Registration is $75 and includes an evening reception Sept. 30 and lunch Oct. 1.

The summit provides leaders in Idaho business, industry, economic development and education, as well as local, tribal and state government, the chance to help shape Idaho’s economic future and address community and statewide challenges and opportunities.

This year’s summit will focus on the Idaho Pathways project, a UI-facilitated initiative to link the state’s regional economic development strategies to a statewide vision.

The Pathways team has been traveling the state and meeting with community leaders to understand current regional economic conditions and the assets that could improve those conditions. These efforts will come together at the summit, where regional economic development specialists will highlight their districts’ activities and breakout sessions will allow all attendees to help draft a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy.

Gynii Gilliam, Idaho Department of Commerce’s chief economic development officer, will emcee the event.

To learn more about the Idaho Economic Development Summit, to view the agenda or to register, visit http://blogs.uidaho.edu/idaho-economic-summit/.
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