Sunday, September 22, 2013

Economic symposium nears

The 2013 Gulf Power Economic Symposium, "Building the Future," will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Fla. While the focus includes a range of economic development issues, aerospace is one area of high interest. On the agenda is "Airbus – Building Today for Tomorrow's Future.” Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., and it will have an impact on an area well beyond Mobile. Michelle Hurdle, director of economic and community development for Airbus Americas Inc., and Larry Sassano, president of Florida's Great Northwest, will discuss Airbus and its impact. Other talks during the event include creating a culture of innovation, the role of the state in economic development and Northwest Florida talent development initiatives. (Source: GCAC, 09/22/13) Agenda and registration