Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What’s Up Down South? Washington County’s Economic Summit

The 2013 Washington County Economic Summit is set for Jan. 16 at the Dixie Center St. George, featuring an extensive line-up of the leading businesses and entrepreneurs in Southern Utah.

After too many years of trying to climb out of recession, the Washington County economy, as measured by employment rates and economic activity, is definitely tracking strong gains. The summit will reflect this positive outlook, featuring projects up to 18 months in the future.

“Our speakers will show how the economic landscape in Southern Utah is changing in a very positive direction,” Economic Development Director Scott Hirschi said.

In addition to the ballroom breakfast and lunch sessions, the summit will also feature 11 breakout sessions designed to help participants make critical decisions in the coming year.

Interspersed throughout the day’s activities, summit participants are invited to become better acquainted with some of Washington County’s companies at the business showcase. The Garden Room showcase will feature customer service and technology companies, as well as introducing start-up firms in the Dixie Business Resource Center incubator.

Event details and contact information:

Date: Jan. 16
Time: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Dixie Center St. George
Admission: $85 preregistration (until Jan. 11,) $100 regular registration
Contact: Jill Elliss at 435-652-7751 or

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