Arizona has seen its share of economic strife over the past five years. Its rebound has been covered on many business pages around the country. The 2013 Arizona Governor’s Economic Development Conference will highlight economic successes while giving a glimpse into Arizona’s economic future. The October 1-3, 2013 conference entitled “Next-Gen Know How” will be held at the High Country Conference Center/NAU in Flagstaff. The Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Association for Economic Development in partnership are producing this conference.
Activities start Tuesday afternoon (October 1st) with golf and a reception at the Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club, followed by a mixer at the Orpheum sponsored by ECoNA (conference attendees or by invitation only). Wednesday and Thursday will be two power packed full days at the High Country Conference Center. There will be topics discussed of interest to everyone from: Securing Jobs for Rural Arizona, Downtown Engines Emerge, Global Markets, Tax Credits, Biotech, Tourism, Tribal and Rural Roundtables, etc.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will be on hand Wednesday at lunch to give out the coveted Governor’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards. Wednesday night, conference attendees are invited to the Official Welcome Reception sponsored by the City of Flagstaff with a no host bar sponsored by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce (conference attendees or by invitation only); get your “kicks on the original Route 66” and explore the recently redeveloped Southside. Numerous other sponsors have also contributed to make the reception a great event. On Thursday morning author Dale Debbers will join the conference to discuss the impact of California’s business policies on their corporate operating environment and what that might mean for Arizona. He will share case studies of companies that chose Arizona’s lower-cost environment.
Registration information and a complete listing of conference sessions may be found at http://www.azedconference.com/.