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2018 California Rural Economic Development Summit
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When: January 10, 2018
8:00 am
Where: Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown-Arena
300 J Street
Sacramento, California  95814
United States
Contact: My Kristy Nong
916-448-8252, ext. 13


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California Rural Economic Development Summit

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 300 J Street, Downtown Sacramento

 

8 a.m.                       Check-in, Coffee and Networking

 

8:30 a.m.                Welcome and Opening Remarks

·       Gurbax Sahota, President & CEO, CA Association for Local Economic Development

·       Greg Norton, President & CEO, Rural County Representatives of California

·       Kim Dolbow Vann, California State Director, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (Invited)

 

9:00 a.m.                Identifying Rural Economic Development Challenges

·       Facilitated group discussions to identify key issues impacting economic development in rural communities

                                                    

10:45 a.m.             Reporting and Prioritizing Key Issues and Steps to Solutions

·       Each facilitated group will report and discuss their top three key issues; summit participants will identify ways to address the top three key issues of all participants.

                                  

Noon                        Keynote Lunch: Using Innovation to Revitalize Rural Economies

·       Wes Jurey, Chair of ATIP Foundation & Chairman of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, introduced by Bruce Kern, Chair, CA Academy for Economic Development

                                                  

1:45 p.m.                   Rural Economic Development Finance Update

·       Moderated by Karen Rich, California Business & Cooperative Programs Director, United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development

o   Access to Capital

o   CDBG Funding

o   Infrastructure Financing

 

2:45 p.m.               Thank you and closing

 

 

 

Presented by the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and the

Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)          

 

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