Regional Economic Development Summit

April 7, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Center
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Who: Individuals and leaders in business, education, and public policy are encouraged to attend this half-day event. If you have an interest in how policies in areas such as transportation, workforce development, land use & development, and access to capital affect the region’s growth and development, you should attend.

What: The Regional Economic Development Summit is a cooperative effort between the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG), a public regional planning agency, and the Corridor Business Alliance. These organizations have joined together to create a comprehensive regional development plan. The regional summit is an opportunity for attendees to have real input in guiding and informing the creation of the plan. In addition to keynote speakers, the summit will provide ample opportunity for attendees to share their expertise and experiences and to help shape the region’s future.

When: Thursday, April 7, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Lunch included

There is no cost to attend, but registration is appreciated. To register:

Featured Keynote:
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington DC-based technology policy think tank will open the summit. Learn more about Dr. Atkinson and the foundation at

The Regional Economic Development Summit is sponsored by Kirkwood Community College and receives support from the Economic Development Administration.

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