Idaho Economic Development Summit set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1

September 10, 2013 

Registration is now open for the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Idaho Economic Development Summit, hosted by the University of Idaho in collaboration with state economic development agencies and organizations. The summit, held at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise, costs $75 and includes an evening reception Sept. 30 and lunch Oct. 1. The summit aims to provide 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 University of Idaho-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 see the summit’s agenda or to register, go to http://blogs.uidaho.edu/idaho-economic-summit/.

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