The 2nd Annual Drive Lead Succeed Conference Gathers Top Experts to Address Pressing Economic Issues

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DENVER - July 21, 2014 - PRLog -- DENVER – The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is pleased to announce The 2nd Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conference: “Igniting Colorado’s Genius”, taking place on October 2 & 3, 2014 at The Westin in Westminster, CO.

The annual conference will examine current economic developments and obstacles, working to challenge and educate attendees and provide essential insights to create a more vibrant economic future, locally as well as worldwide.  With inspiring speakers and interactive sessions, participants will have unique opportunities to exchange fresh ideas with influential leaders and key decision makers, leaving with new tools and connections to lead their organizations and communities to the next level.

“We are so pleased to again host this exciting event,” said Frank Gray, EDCC Chairman and President.  “No where else is there such a remarkable gathering of the top influencers in Colorado’s economy.  When you bring that much Genius together, there’s no doubt something amazing is going to happen.”

The conference features a formidable speaker line-up consisting of influential thought leaders and industry experts speaking on a diverse range of topics.  Featured Speakers include Bob Rice, Managing Partner at Tangent Capital; Author, The Alternative Answer; Bloomberg TV Contributing Editor; Amy Liu, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program; and Walter Robb, Whole Foods Co-CEO.

“We’ve worked to bring the most interesting, inspiring, and diverse minds together again for 2014,” said Jessica Erickson, EDCC Conference Chair and Sr. Business Development Manager at Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  “The event is successful and unique because every single attendee is actively contributing, participating and working towards real change.”

The EDCC is a state-wide, nonprofit organization dedicated to successful, responsible economic development. EDCC professionally represents the collective economic development interests of both the private and public sectors. Their mission is to strategically retain, expand and attract

primary employers.  EDCC is committed to an equitable, balanced, public/private partnership and growing the economic climate of Colorado to the mutual benefit of employees, employers, governments and citizens.  Visit the EDCC’s website at

WHEN:          Thursday, October 2, 2014 & Friday, October 3, 2014

WHERE:       The Westin | 10600 Westminster Boulevard | Westminster, CO 80020

COST:   General Admission: $350

EDCC Member Admission: $300

Admission Plus EDCC Membership: $550

*Register by July 31st and SAVE $50 on registration*

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Michelle Alcott, Administrator, EDCC
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