On Friday, June 28 the Humboldt County Economic Development Division will hold its first Economic Prosperity In our Counties (EPIC) Symposium. The event features the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service and is being hosted by College of the Redwoods. The EPIC Symposium is designed to bring economic development and business professionals together to share information on programs, incentives and other resources that will help spur economic growth in the region.
GO-Biz serves as the region’s state partner for job growth and economic development efforts, and offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and more. The U.S. Department of Commerce/Commercial Service has extensive programs to help exporters through their network of offices in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. The conference will include an overview and details about programs and incentives, as well as opportunities to network with economic development and business professionals from across the region.
“The County of Humboldt is excited to welcome GO-Biz and other state and federal partner agencies to our community for this special event,” said Scott Adair, the County of Humboldt’s Economic Development Director. “This is a promising opportunity for leaders and stakeholders in Northern California to learn more about the various programs that can help our region as we work together to drive forward economic prosperity.”
Planned event presentations include:
- International Trade
- California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
- Recycle Market Development Zones
- California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK)
- Agricultural Resources and Programs
- and more.
In addition, the afternoon will feature break sessions that include a California Competes Tax Credit application walk-through, Opportunity Zones workshop and special session on Trades and Transportation with a focus on port development.
The event fee is $20 and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the registration web page or call Scott Adair, Humboldt County Economic Development Director at (707) 445-7745 or email Lynette Mullen at email@example.com.
Date & Venue
- June 28, 2019 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), College of the Redwoods Main Theater, 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, Ca
For more information, contact:
Scott Adair, Humboldt County Economic Development Director