Our region is leading Minnesota's economic growth and initiatives like Journey to Growth (J2G) and Destination Medical Center (DMC) are bringing leaders together to find ways to continue to move our economy forward.
This public event has a regional audience and will provide an agenda packed full of economic and executive speakers focusing on critical industries and economic sectors.
This year, the Economic Summit will be featuring manufacturers from across the region and discussing how the manufacturing industry is helping to shape our economy.
2017 featured panelists will be:
Keynote: Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
Moderator: Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota
Perry Aasness, Executive Director, Minnesota Agri-Growth Council
Martin Oines, Vice President & Trust Investment Officer, Merchants Bank
Mike Dougherty, Public Affairs Coordinator, MnDOT District 6
Amy Paris, Founder and CEO, The Pet Health People, LLC, Winona, MN
Dave Muelken, General Manager, SCS Elevator Products, Red Wing, MN
Ben Wiltsie, CEO, GEOTEK, Stewartville, MN
Alan Koerber, Plant Manager, Bellisio Foods, Austin, MN
Craig Vatsaas, Director of Operations, Daikin Applied, Owatonna, MN
Feature video and interview with McNeilus Companies, Dodge Center, MN
Interviewer: Betsy Singer, Anchor, ABC 6 News
Brad Nelson, President
Katie Engleman, Vice President, Human Resources