Education Fueling Economic Development

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Until High Desert Opportunity Summit 2021

OCTOBER 21, 2021 | SBC Fairgrounds, Victorville CA 92395
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration & Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce Expo Hall begins at 7:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Stockwell

American Two-Time Paralympian & Former U.S. Army Officer

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002, Melissa Stockwell was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army’s transportation corps. One month after being deployed to Iraq, in April 2004, she became the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat after her vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. She was later honored with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for her service. Four years later, she became the first Iraq War veteran to qualify for the Paralympic Games, competing in swimming at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics.

Economic Update

Adam Fowler

Director of Research at the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development

High Desert Opportunity Summit features an economic forecast of the Victor Valley and Inland Empire Region. This year, UC Riverside’s Adam Fowler will offer the latest insights and key information to keep your eye on as progress out of a global pandemic.

Adam J. Fowler is Director of Research at the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Mr. Fowler leads the Center’s work in sustainable growth and development, and in housing, land use, and real estate. His projects focus on economic and workforce development strategies, environmental economics and domestic energy, housing and population trends, the creative economy and its workforce, public opinion and attitudes, public policy analysis, and regional economics. In addition to his role at the Center, he is also Director of Research at Beacon Economics.

Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce Exhibit Hall

Exhibit hall that will offer local municipalities, utilities, and businesses the opportunity to display and interact with attendees.

High Desert Opportunity Summit 2020 Online & In Focus

2020 held the first-ever online High Desert Opportunity Summit which included panel discussions that showcased various sectors and business developments. From education to healthcare – we focused on how to move forward in 2020.