Longmont, CO (February 9, 2021) – Longmont EDP and the Advance Longmont Partners are leading the way in paving a path to a bright and resilient future for Longmont’s local economy. The Advance Longmont Economic Summit, hosted by Longmont Economic Development Partnership, provides an opportunity for Longmont-area business and civic leaders from the public, private, nonprofit, and education sectors to learn, share, and engage in addressing the opportunities and challenges Longmont faces in pursuing a transformative economic development strategy that seeks to develop an inclusive economy, align the community around collective impact, and move the needle on the issues that matter most.
The two-day virtual event, presented in partnership with Xcel Energy, will feature keynote speakers Patty Silverstein, president and chief economist at Development Research Partners, and Iffie Jennings, founder of The Kindness Network. Breakout sessions will feature some of Longmont’s thought leaders and innovators from both the public and private sectors, including:
- Chris Pearson, CEO of Roccor
- Eric Wallace, Co-founder and CEO of Left Hand Brewing Company
- Sally Dyer, vice president of operations at Novartis Gene Therapies
- Lori Jones, president and CEO of Avocet Communications
- Mat Wiggins, director of community and business development at St. Vrain Valley School District
- Kimberlee McKee, executive director of the Longmont Downtown Development Authority
- Sergio Angeles, CEO of Innovate Longmont
- Phil Greenwald, transportation manager for the City of Longmont
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, and FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, from 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. MST
Participants can register here.
“The Advance Longmont Economic Summit is a unique coming-together of bold and creative business and civic leaders,” said Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont EDP. “Every year the Advance Longmont Economic Summit brings together leaders who are changing the way we do business, who are instrumental in making Longmont a thriving and inclusive community. This year’s Summit promises to be not only informative, but also to serve as a call to action for leaders from across the community to engage in the work of Advance Longmont 2.0, the next evolution of economic development in Longmont.”