Held Thursday, October 17 to Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Denver. The conference boasted a national speaker line-up with Bob Rice – Bloomberg, Bill McDermott – CEO of SAP, Joel Kotchin – Authority on global, economic, political & social trends and Chris Leinberger – Metropolitan Land Use Strategist, as well as leaders from throughout Colorado.

It was not your typical EDCC (Economic Development Council of Colorado) Conference. It was our effort to “Drive, Lead and Succeed” on the issues facing Colorado’s economy and the people charged with keeping it as healthy as possible. The EDCC 2013 Fall Conference offered a unique opportunity to exchange FRESH ideas with business and government leaders giving attendees new strategies and tools to take their organizations to the next level. Together we Drive, Lead, Succeed!

Master of Ceremonies: John Cody, 2013 Chair, EDCC


Thursday, October 17 – Friday, October 18, 2013


Embassy Suites Denver
1420 Stout St
Denver, CO  80202
Map and Directions

Phone: 1-800-HILTONS or 303-592-1000 hotel direct

Hotel Website

A Big Thank You to the Conference Committee

Conference planning was led by several key EDCC Board members including:

  • Frank Gray, Vice Chair and Sponsorship Chair
  • Rich Werner, Program Chair
  • Jessica Erickson, Treasurer and Logistics Chair
  • John Hall, Secretary and Marketing and Outreach Chair
  • Preston Gibson, Past Chair and Sponsorship Committee
  • John Cody, 2013 EDCC Chairman
  • Michelle Alcott, EDCC Administrator

Title Sponsor

Our name reflects our core value — excellence in energy products and services.   We are committed to customer satisfaction by continuously improving our operations to be a low-cost, reliable, environmentally sound energy provider. We have been successfully proving this to our customers for more than 130 years and will work hard to continue with this commitment in the future. | www.xcelenergy.com | CustomerService@xcelenergy.com | Residential – 800.895.4999 | Business – 800.481.4700

Platinum Sponsors

Founded in 1968, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck practices in the areas of corporate, natural resources, real estate, public policy and litigation. The firm, once referred to by the New York Times as “one of the most powerful firms in the West…,” has more than 250 attorneys and legislative consultants in offices across the western US and in Washington, DC, and Atlantic City. The firm works in industries ranging from private equity, banking and finance, gaming, hospitality, water, energy and health care to real estate, telecommunications, technology and construction. | www.bhfs.com | 303.223.1100

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.

We offer a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention and relocation services; business finance and incentive programs; the Colorado Tourism Office; Creative Industries; the Colorado International Trade Office; the Colorado Small Business Development Centers; Film, TV & Media; minority and women-owned business services and economic research. | www.advancecolorado.com | 303.892.3840


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