Governor and mayor headline 20th annual UCCS Economic Forum

Gov. John Hickenlooper
Gov. John Hickenlooper
John Suthers
Mayor John Suthers

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers are among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at the 20th annual UCCS Economic Forum Oct. 14 at the Broadmoor Hotel.

The event will also feature a panel of local and state leaders discussing “Colorado Springs: Going for the Gold.” Experts the College of Business and community leaders will share an outlook of economic conditions for the Pikes Peak region. A  Wells Fargo economist will provide a national and international forecast.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A networking happy hour will follow at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $80, including parking. Registration and a full agenda are available here.

“We are pleased to provide the economic trends shaping our community, region and nation that have the potential to affect our local economy both in the short- and long-term,” Venkat Reddy, dean, College of Business, said. “We know our community partners value this data and perspective, and we are pleased that they continue to support us year after year and make it possible for us to bring this event every year to our community.”

Featured speakers are:

  • Jim Paulsen, economist, Wells Fargo Bank. Paulsen will talk about international and national economic conditions and provide a national outlook.
  • Tatiana Bailey, director, UCCS Economic Forum, UCCS College of Business. Bailey will discuss local economic conditions and outlook for 2017 and beyond.

The panel discussion will feature:

Abby Sienkiewicz, deputy director, Colorado Springs Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Kelly Manning, state director, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network and deputy director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development; Edward Rios, president and CEO, CyberSpace Operations Consulting, Inc., and Wayne Williams, Colorado Secretary of State.

The forum will also feature ten brief community updates from Colorado Springs leaders including Suthers.

— Eric Nissen, College of Business


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