Drive Lead Succeed Conference
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October 24 - 26, 2018

Our Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conferences aim to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy:

  • Gather the industry’s top influencers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and answer questions that no one else can.
  • Offer new and vital tools and solutions to pressing economic issues facing Colorado’s professional economic development community.
  • Facilitate quality collaboration and opportunity to exchange fresh, new ideas among Colorado’s leading Economic Development professionals, business and non-profit leaders, government officials and more.

This growing three-day conference, is the premier statewide event, that gathers over 200 statewide economic development stakeholders and explores the latest developments, trends, and the future of Colorado’s economic climate.

2018 conference agenda, speakers, and last year's conference photos

GUTS TO GLORY! Advancing Colorado's Economy

Join us in Estes Park and see first-hand how the “Gutsiest Little Town in Colorado” has championed through major trials toward economic success. Learn about the disruptors headed our way and discover the tools to pave your own community’s path to glory.

This three-day conference will guide attendees through economic challenges and opportunities they will face in the next three to five years, give real-time resources and solutions to navigate through the headwaters, to collectively help Colorado’s economy continue moving forward.

Hear from experts on

  • the upcoming election and how it will affect our local economies
  • a three-year economic forecast
  • how communities are tackling our housing crisis
  • and how Colorado is leading nationally in the Opportunity Zones race for investment, giving Colorado the competitive edge, it needs to bolster local economies around the state

Attendees will be armed with tools and resources which they can take back to their communities, here are just a few examples:

  • learning to tell your community’s unique story through data
  • clicks vs. bricks: what’s a winning retail strategy
  • and EDCC’s release of its statewide manufacturing study analyzing Colorado’s manufacturing skills and supply chain opportunities

BECOME A SPONSOR

Access a broad network of economic development partners from local, state, non-profit organizations, and the private sector

BECOME A SPONSOR

We have many different sponsorship's and benefits to fit any budget.
Download the Sponsorship Benefits Package today!

REGISTER TODAY!

EDCC Member: $325 | Elected Officials: $250 | Students: $100 | Non-Member: $375

REGISTER TODAY!

EDCC Member: $325 | Elected Officials: $250 | Students: $100 | Non-Member: $375

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

Reserve your room by OCTOBER 5 to receive EDCC's group room rate!

RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS:

The Ridgeline Hotel, has SOLD OUT! We have secured another group rate at the Stanley Hotel for $130 per night. Offer is good until Oct. 5. Call 970.577.4040, mention Economic Development Council of Colorado; or click on button below to reserve online.

AGENDA

Announcements on sessions and speakers will begin rolling out in August. Stay connected for the latest updates and news.

AGENDA

Announcements on sessions and speakers will begin rolling out in August. Stay connected for the latest updates and news.

EDIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

SPONSORED BY: BNSF Railway
Recognize a leader or project in your community.

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED!
October 1, 2018

Recognize a leader or project in your community

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED!
October 1, 2018

MENTORSHIP KICK-OFF DINNER

SPONSORED BY: OEDIT - Minority Business Office
October 24, 2018 | 6 - 8 p.m. The Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park CO.

BECOME A MENTOR or MENTEE TODAY!

MENTORSHIP KICK-OFF DINNER

EDCC's Mentorship Program is designed to enhance the economic development profession in Colorado by facilitating growth through professional development, leadership opportunities, and connection to the economic development community in Colorado. Through these connections, we share our collective knowledge, benefiting economic development efforts across the state.

CDFA PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Innovations & Advances in Development Finance

October 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park CO

INNOVATIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Join Toby Rittner, President & CEO of the national Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) as we explore the innovations and advancements in development finance that are changing economic development today.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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