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City Plans Far Northeast Denver 2017 Economic Summit

Breakout groups and resource fair offered at April 29 event

Housing, food access, youth opportunities and entrepreneurship are among the key issues that will be discussed at the first-ever Far Northeast Denver Economic Summit, a free event that will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evie Garrett Dennis E-12 Campus, 4800 Telluride St.

The collaborative, grassroots event is a joint project of the City and County of Denver and a range of stakeholders from Montbello and surrounding neighborhoods. A kickoff keynote on economic mobility will be presented by Dr. Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist in the Obama Administration, and the day will also include a community resource fair.

“Our goal for the summit is to spur a bold conversation about economic opportunity, inviting the voices and perspectives of area residents and business owners, and also provide information on available services and tools,” said Amy Edinger, OED Interim Executive Director.

In addition to Bernstein’s keynote address and remarks by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the event will include three breakout sessions and a complimentary lunch.

The summit is hosted by the Denver Mayor’s Office, City Councilmembers Stacie Gilmore and Christopher Herndon, the Office of Economic Development, and the Office of Human Rights and Community Partnerships. The event is also made possible in part by Panasonic.

Spanish translation will be available onsite. Sign language, CART services or other disability-related accommodations may be requested at oed.milehigh@denvergov.org or 720-913-1999.