By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– High Desert Opportunity and the High Desert Economic Summit are joining forces to organize a strengthened event in the High Desert focused on marketing the region for business attraction, as well as an economic forecast of the Victor Valley and Inland Empire Region. High Desert Opportunity Summit is slated for Fall 2018 and will return to its home in the High Desert.
Eric Schmidt, President of the Victor Valley College Foundation and Cari Thomas, the President of High Desert Opportunity, collectively agreed the partnership made sense to both organizations, sponsors and the loyal event attendees. Now re-branded as “High Desert Opportunity Summit,” the event program plans to benefit local business, government and civic leaders. Throughout the day, attendees will have an opportunity to gather information about the region, promote their businesses and network with like-minded individuals.
“We are extremely excited to merge the two events together to bring a revamped High Desert Opportunity and High Desert Economic Summit to the region. Funds raised will ultimately aim to increase the skilled workforce in the High Desert Region,” said Schmidt.
HDO has a long history in the region and is designed to draw business owners and site locaters from out of the area, introducing them to the benefits of expanding or relocating to the Valley.
With the recent merger of the High Desert Economic Summit and High Desert Opportunity, this years’ conference will include an economic forecast educating attendees about the economic future of the High Desert, Inland Empire and state as a whole.
Proceeds of “High Desert Opportunity Summit” are benefiting the Victor Valley College Foundation, which provides scholarship and grant opportunities to students at Victor Valley College.
High Desert Opportunity (HDO) is the premier High Desert event annually showcasing local businesses and development opportunities for new and expanding businesses. The goal of the event is to support economic growth and stability by attracting businesses and jobs to the High Desert. The region encompasses the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia and Victorville as well as portions of San Bernardino County. In its 37th year, High Desert Opportunity continues to grow and evolve, focusing on the benefits of doing business in the High Desert.
The Victor Valley College Foundation is a charitable organization that makes friends and raises funds to help Victor Valley College better serve its students and community. For over 40 years, the Foundation has served as the alumni relations, community outreach and resource development partner of VVC. Visit www.vvcfoundation.comor find us on Facebook to join the growing number of people and organizations who contribute to support our mission. For more information about Victor Valley College and the programs available, visit www.vvc.edu.