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Madera County EDC 2013 Economic Summit

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Economic Development Commission will hold its annual Economic Summmit Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m -1:30 p.m. at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17 in Madera.

The Madera County EDC hosts this luncheon every year for the purpose of bring the community together to discuss economic impacts on Madera County and how to improve the quality of life.

The event highlights economic trends affecting the community and the region.

Guest speakers at this year’s luncheon will be Keynote speaker Karin Fish with Visit California, and John Stewart of Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial.

Visit California is a not-for-profit, 501(C)(6) corporation formed in 1998 to work jointly with the State of California’s Division of Tourism. Fish will be speaking about the impact of tourism in Madera County. John Stewart, CEO of Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial of Fresno, will highlight major real-estate developments and housing trends in Madera County.

There will also be brief updates on two major development projects in Madera County. Brent McCaffery will give a presentation on the Tesoro Viejo development, a 1,686 acre site on which developers plan to build 5,190 homes. Tim Jones will present on the Gateway Village development, which is a 2,225 acre site with an expected 6,578 homes. Both projects are a part of Madera County’s Rio Mesa Master plan and are approved to break ground in the near future.

Organizers expect over 180 people to attend this year’s Summit, including community and industry leaders, and business representatives.

Sponsors of the event are Span Construction & Engineering, Citizens Business, GMCIA (Greater Madera County Industrial Association), North Fork Mono Rancheria, Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial, Caglia Environmental and Tesoro Viejo.

Please call MCEDC for reservations at (559) 675-7768.

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