7:45 to 8:00 a.m. | Welcome
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. | What’s Next for Economic Development?
The economy is struggling, with no clear end in sight. What strategies can local, county and state economic development officials employ to turn the tide of the worst economic decline since the Great Depression?
Josh Birks, City of Fort Collins
Jacob Castillo, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Jones, City of Loveland
Paula Mehle, Town of Firestone
Stacy Miller, Town of Windsor
Jeff Romine, City and County of Broomfield
Benjamin Snow, City of Greeley
Scott Sternberg, Boulder Economic Council
Rich Werner, Upstate Colorado
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. | Industry Panel Discussion
- Real Estate – Expectations and opportunities in 2021 (Spencer Levy, CBRE)
- Health Care – Coming back from COVID-19 (Kevin Unger, UCHealth)
- Banking & Finance – What’s the next wave of innovation? (Shawn Osthoff, Bank of Colorado)
- Accounting – Changes in regulations and tax laws from the new administration (Kevin Anderson, BDO USA)
Moderator: Dallas Everhart, Director, Executive Professor, Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Municipalities – Plans for the Future
Retail sales have plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby causing sales-tax collections to drop. Municipalities have furloughed thousands of workers, with more cuts in employment and services likely. What is the financial outlook for local, county and state governments for 2021, and what does that mean for the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado?
Steve Adams, City of Loveland
Darin Atteberry, City of Fort Collins
Harold Dominguez, City of Longmont
Jennifer Hoffman, City and County of Broomfield
Roy Otto, City of Greeley
Cheryl Pattelli, City of Boulder
Moderator: Jack Reutzel, Fairfield and Woods P.C.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Richard L. Wobbekind, Keynote Presentation