DETROIT — There are several economic sumps this year in Detroit and across the nation.
As part of a joint effort to highlight Detroit’s economic opportunities, The Detroit News is highlighting the five economic sumpties that are taking place in the Detroit area this week.
The Detroit Economic Summit is taking place from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug, 24.
It will include workshops, a dinner and a panel discussion with local business owners.
The other three economic summpies are taking places in Milwaukee, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The events are organized by the Detroit Economic Development Corp. and are held annually in the summertime.
Detroit is one of two cities in Michigan to host the economic summit each year.
This year’s economic summit will be the first in 2018.
For the next three years, the event will take place at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., the home of the Detroit Lions.
As with previous summits, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local businesses and politicians, including Gov.
Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit police Chief James Craig, city attorney Dave Ellis, the mayor’s chief of staff, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and more.
The three-day event will run from Sept. 14-21, 2019.
While there are no details on the economic summit participants’ compensation, the conference organizers say they expect some of the business owners participating in the event to be paid a combined $400,000.
“We believe in the power of these events to give our citizens a voice, a voice they may not have had in the past, a chance to connect with the people in their community and the opportunity for the public to engage in dialogue and engage with the government and the business community,” said Dan Schoenborn, chief marketing officer of The Detroit Economic Alliance.
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