Regional Economic Development Summit
April 24, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OUR ELEMENTAL ECONOMY: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL STATE OF THE REDWOOD COAST REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
Join us in person for The State of the Redwood Coast Region: Our Elemental Economy, the 3rd annual regional economic development summit. This year’s conference will take place in person at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center on September 21-22. General Admission Tickets are now available for $150. Visit www.aedc1.org/state-redwood-coast-region to learn more.
As the summit looms closer, it’s important to catch up on all the components of this year’s event that make it so worthwhile to attend. The State of the Redwood Coast Region: Our Elemental Economy is a two-day economic summit designed to foster innovative thinking throughout our region of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, as well as adjacent tribal lands.
Our goal is to identify shared economic opportunities and strengthen collaboration amongst our businesses, economic development professionals, and leaders. This year’s theme, Our Elemental Economy, evaluates the unique yet fundamental ways our environment shapes our region’s economy: How can Solidarity Economics, investment, and community development help us build a more equitable and resilient economy? What are the unique challenges faced by our region and how can we, as a community, address these challenges proactively rather than reactively?
An incredible lineup of keynote speakers includes a discussion of Solidarity Economics with the University of Southern California’s Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Manuel Pastor, Entrepreneur, Minal Shankar, Senator Mike McGuire, Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University, Dr. Robert Eyler, as well as Director of Partnerships and Initiatives at the Center for Community Investment, Omar Tinajero and so much more!
Lake County Chamber of Commerce’s CEO, Laura McAndrews Sammel, shares her excitement about the potential of this year’s conference now that everyone can gather in person. “It’s a rare opportunity to have so many of our region’s professionals and leaders under one roof. It seems clear from the positive feedback of the last two years that this conference is pivotal to creating and fostering collaboration across counties.”
Come take part in the conversations that will spark innovation and change in our rural economy: whether you’re already brimming with ideas and questions, or simply looking to connect and learn with your fellow community leaders, the summit offers a unique opportunity to gather, network, and connect under one roof to help co-create a thriving economic future for our region.
Join us in the heart of Downtown Ukiah this September for a rare opportunity to connect and network with your fellow community leaders making an impact in our Redwood Coast Region. Visit the link below to register and secure your spot today: