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State of the Redwood Coast Region

State of the Redwood Coast Region 
Our Elemental Economy

Join Us for the 3rd Annual Redwood Coast Region Economic Development Summit—IN PERSON!

September 21-22, 2023

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The State of the Redwood Coast Region: Our Elemental Economy is a two-day economic summit designed to foster innovative thinking throughout our region of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties, as well as adjacent tribal lands. Our goal is to identify shared economic opportunities and strengthen collaboration amongst our businesses, economic development professionals, and leaders. 

This year’s theme, Our Elemental Economy, evaluates the unique yet fundamental ways our environment shapes our region’s economy. 

Day 1 will center on the foundational components unique to our Redwood Coast Region. From solidarity economics to investment and community development, keynote speakers will share ideas about how we can build a more resilient and equitable economy. Focused breakout sessions provide ample opportunity to collaborate and connect. 

Day 2 will touch on the economic development opportunities and challenges faced by our region. and how they’re connected to and impacted by the four elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. Engage in interactive discussions, breakout sessions, and industry-focused presentations from inspiring Redwood Coast leaders. 

The summit offers a unique opportunity to gather, network, and connect under one roof to help co-create a thriving economic future for our region. Join us at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center in Ukiah this September for this rare opportunity to connect and network with your fellow community leaders making an impact in our Redwood Coast Region. Follow this event on Facebook HERE!

Early Bird Tickets: $135 | Open April 1st — July 29th

General Admission: $150 | Starts July 30th



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Thursday, September 21st: The Elements of an Equitable Economy

  • Welcome - Senator Mike McGuire
  • Solidarity Economics with Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC) Manuel Pastor 
  • Investment & Community Development with local Ukiah entrepreneur Minal Shankar
  • Networking Reception

Friday, September 22nd: Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Elements of our Redwood Coast Economy

  • Leadership Breakfast
  • State of the Region Keynote by Dr. Robert Eyler
  • Industry-focused breakout presentations based on the four elements 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Did you participate in last year's Emerging Leaders event during the summit? If so, check out what's happening with Leadership Redwood Coast!

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