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    Zacharia Levine, the director of Grand County’s Community and Economic Development Department, speaks at the 2019 Moab Business Summit. This year, it has been rebranded to the Canyonlands Business Summit and is taking place at Hoodoo Moab. File photo by Carter Pape

    In 2020, the Grand County Community and Economic Development Department is rebranding the Moab Business Summit to become the Canyonlands Business Summit. The valley-wide business summit, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 at Hoodoo Moab, will expand for the first time this year to incorporate the San Juan County business community.

    Director Zacharia Levine said that there are two primary reasons the business summit is expanding this year to have a wider target audience.

    “First, most successful economic development efforts around the country have a regional approach,” Levine said. “Second, we see emerging opportunities for both businesses and community leaders in our two counties to collaborate in building a thriving, diverse economy.”

    Levine added that the relative isolation of Grand and San Juan create a situation in which it makes sense for the two to share resources, training and information. He added that he saw the expansion of the business summit to include San Juan county as “the first step” in connecting the region’s economies.

    “Eventually, this could also connect us more closely with Fruita and Grand Junction,” Levine said.

    As for what has driven the growth of the event, Levine cites the quality and breadth of the content shared during the summit; the panels at the events historically provide a wide range of topics, many of them presented by local business leaders who share many experiences of the people in the audience.

    The business summit also, as of last year, has presented a track for local nonprofits, providing panels and discussions relevant to a business type that is particularly common in Moab.

    Headlining the event this year is Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who will give the keynote address. Before that, U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Provo, will deliver the event’s opening remarks, and Levine will give his annual “State of the Local Economy” address.

    For the full list of events and to register for the summit, visit grandcountyutah.net/968/Canyonlands-Business-Summit.

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