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2015 La Plata County Economic Summit

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2015 Economic Summit
Jumping Fences:
Overcoming Business Barriers 

Wed, Oct 28, 2015
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sky Ute Resort & Casino


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Welcome to the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, Economic Summit webpage! We are proud that this event has become the premier local professional conference for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners Region. More than 300 small business owners, corporate executives, non-profit leaders and public and government officials attend the day-long event.

The Economic Summit is a great way to reach business owners, entrepreneurs, staff members, and leaders throughout the Region. This is a full day filled with ideas to help you be a Innovative leader within your organization while keeping it affordable. Topics of the day include business strategy, management, technology and more!

The Economic Development Alliance continues to bring this event to the Sky Ute Event Center every year improving and developing local business, infrastructure, workforce, communities, health, education and the economic development of the area.

RWendoverThis year, we welcome Robert (Bob) Wendover as our keynote presenter. Bob is an award-winning author who has been training and writing about workforce trends for more than 30 years. He is the author of training curriculum on workforce diversity and has had numerous corporate clients including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, IBM, KPMG, Discover Card Services, Shell Oil, Kaiser Permanente, CITGO, Chevron USA, and more.  Bob will not only provide a keynote on “the future of the rural workforce” but he’ll also host a workshop on managing inter-generational workforces in your firm.


Our Keynote Presentation is made possible by the generous support of Keynote SponsorsFort Lewis College and Mercury

Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Mercury Payment Systems, Duango CO

We are are thankful to our Platinum Sponsors: ConocoPhillips and ImageNet.

Conoco Phillips, Farmington NM


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Bank of the San Juans,  Russell Planning & Engineering, and Southwest Colorado Community College.

Bank of SJ




Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:
Durango Chamber of Commerce
Durango Motor Co.
First National Bank of Durango
La Plata Electric Association
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Morehart Murphy Auto Center
Sky Ute Casino Resort
Tafoya Barrett & Associates
Think Network Technologies
Wells Group

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:
Axis Health System
Basin Printing
Colorado Lending Source
Farnsworth Group
FastTrack Communication
Jaynes Corporation of Colorado 
The Payroll Department
Region 9 Econ Development District
San Juan College
Tile Art of Durango 
WPX Energy