The Galveston Economic Development Partnership is proud to present the sixth annual Economic Development Summit on Tuesday.

The summit opens at 7:30 a.m. at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.

This year, the summit will include panel discussions on emerging technology, maritime, sports tourism and disaster resiliency.

Kicking off our summit will be a few of our elected officials discussing some of the most significant initiatives in discussion for Galveston and Galveston County.

Local, regional and national leaders will be participating to discuss many of the opportunities that may be in store for our area in the coming year.

As in prior years, with this summit will be the introduction of our 2017 GEDP Developer Profile magazine.

This magazine is developed to highlight many of the strengths and positive developments that are occurring throughout the island and in Galveston County.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the sponsors, panelists and those who have helped in producing our event and the 2017 GEDP Developer Profile magazine. Sponsors will be recognized during the event. Without their support this event would not be possible.

We also thank Debbie Kirby of Kirby Advertising, Darrell John of DLJ Studios, Robert John Mihovil of Mihovil Photography and Melissa Rivera and Leonard Woolsey from The Galveston County Daily News.

This team, under the watchful eye of Michele Hay from the GEDP, has gone above and beyond in ensuring a successful 2017 Economic Development Summit.

For more information or details on registering for the event, please call the GEDP at 409-770-0216.

Victor Pierson is chairman of the partnership, Jeffrey Sjostrom is president.

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