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2017 Rocky Mountain Summit features opening discussion on Denver! 

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Opening Keynote Speakers at 2017 Summit

Forbes lists Denver as the number one city in the U.S. for “Business and Careers” in 2016. In fact, this is the second year in a row that Denver won that honor. Becoming “a hot destination for millennials and companies in search of talent” didn’t just happen; it was all part of the plan. There has been, and continues to be a concerted effort to attract great companies, entrepreneurs and highly talented workers to the Denver area. Many planners and business leaders are working hard to keep our town an attractive place for business and the talented work force they need.

At this year’s Rocky Mountain Summit, the opening session will feature a discussion on how Denver has positioned itself for the future. Our panelists are in the middle of many of the planning initiatives going on in the city right now. Brittany Morris Saunders, Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Public Affairs at the Downtown Denver Partnership will be discussing “The New Face of Development in Denver.” Also scheduled to be part of the conversation is Pam Reichert, Vice President of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. Both panelists will be bringing their extensive knowledge of what creates a dynamic business community in our town to the discussion.

Both Pam and Brittany and their respected organizations foster projects that will bring new talent and and can point to many successes and future opportunities within the community. There are many projects that will shape the future; the redevelopment of the 16th Street Mall, new light rail coming on line, and building a hub for tech growth through innovative office development. It wasn’t a secret to those of us who were already here, but Denver received the top ranking as “best emerging US tech city to live in.” One example is the RiNo neighborhood which has garnered a lot of attention. Working in concert with developers, the city, residents and business groups, RiNo has gone from a rag tag industrial area and included innovative business, retail and housing developments that have helped to keep the edgy feel without sacrifice.

Becoming a becoming a magnet for talented professionals, entrepreneurs and the Start Up community is the focus for both Brittany and Pam, but we have to admit, they have a little leg up on the competition since they already have Denver and our beautiful state as a backdrop. Join us at the Rocky Mountain Summit on Thursday, May 18th at the Grand Hyatt Pinnacle Club as we learn more about what makes our city a great place to live and do business! Registration is now open with a Super Early Bird Rate so you won’t miss this informative Keynote Discussion.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2016/10/19/the-best-places-for-business-and-careers-2016/#3b2a18546ba9

http://www.thenextsiliconvalley.com/2016/05/21/8420-denver-ranked-best-emerging-us-tech-city-to-live-in/

http://www.startribune.com/denver-s-rivernorth-art-district-neighborhood-has-found-the-vibe/408555935/

 

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