More than 200 economic development professionals and partners gathered at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort for EDCC’s annual Drive/Lead/Succeed Conference. While Amazon HQ2 was top of mind for some, the conference agenda showed the breadth and depth of issues that economic development professionals address each day in their communities.
Inspired by the theme “Up Your Game,” this three-day conference, presented by Xcel Energy, focused on a wide scope of subjects that economic developers are addressing in their cities, towns and counties. In addition to a public forum featuring several of the candidates vying for the governor position in 2018, attendees dug deep into, Foreign direct investment, Affordable housing, Financing tools and funding mechanisms, Trends in talent development, Public Private Partnerships.
Economic and workforce development agencies, industry support organizations, private sector companies involved in economic development activities, educational entities, and elected officials will be among those in attendance.