Lt. Gov. Little to Speak at Statewide Economic Development Summit

Friday, September 20 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Idaho Economic Development Summit, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Boise Centre convention center in downtown Boise.

Little will give his address, “Economic Prosperity through Coordination,” at 9 a.m. Oct. 1. 

The summit is hosted by the University of Idaho in collaboration with state economic development agencies and organizations. This year’s event 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 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. 

According to the recent National Governor’s Association publication “Top Trends in State Economic Development,” efforts focusing on the relationship between a state and its regions are effective in fostering economic development.

Registration for the summit is $75 and includes an evening reception Sept. 30 and lunch Oct. 1. The deadline for early registration is Monday, Sept. 23.

To learn more about the Idaho Economic Development Summit, to view the agenda or to register, visit

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Media Contact: Tara Roberts, University Communications, (208) 885-7725, 

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