2018 Virginia Economic Summit
Friday, December 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Williamsburg Lodge | 310 South England Street | Williamsburg, VA 23185

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 Luncheon Keynote Remarks by:

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Governor Ralph Northam


Featuring a Special Presentation of the
Virginia Chamber Foundation’s Study on the
Impact of Amazon’s Major Corporate Headquarters in Virginia

Presented by:

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Chris Chmura, PhD
CEO and Chief Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics


 Panel Discussions On:

Why Virginia?
CEOs from Virginia based companies will discuss the value proposition Virginia offers to the companies they lead. Virginia’s assets, such as its talented workforce and robust system of higher education coupled with a low cost of doing business are just some of the unique competitive advantages the state offers to business.

Positioning Virginia For Growth In Every Corner Of The Commonwealth
The recommendations of Blueprint Virginia 2025 positions Virginia for economic growth and prosperity in every region of the state. Virginia public sector leaders are working to execute Blueprint Virginia 2025 initiatives in areas, such as business ready sites, workforce and talent development, entrepreneurship, and transformational economic development projects. Panelists will discuss these initiatives and how they will position Virginia for future growth and prosperity.


Confirmed Speakers Include:

The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
The Honorable Brian Ball, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable Tommy Norment, Majority Leader, Senate of Virginia
Katherine Rowe, President, College of William & Mary
Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities
Jennifer Boykin, Executive Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
and President, Newport News Shipbuilding
Ken Sullivan, President & CEO, Smithfield Foods
Howard Willard, Chairman & CEO, Altria
Calvin “Woody” Fowler, Jr., President & CEO, Williams Mullen
John O. “Dubby” Wynne, Chairman, Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board
Dave Henderson, President, United States Operations, Commercial &
State Government, CGI
Evan Feinman, Executive Director, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and
Chief Broadband Advisor, Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam
Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Chris Lloyd, Sr. VP & Director, Infrastructure & Economic Development,
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC


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