Downtown Spokane Partnership annual meeting February 23

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Join us for "Engage: Building a better downtown for the next generation" 

February 23, 2017

Doors at 2:30pm, 3pm Program 4:30pm Reception, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Keynote Speaker: Molly Alexander, Executive Vice President of Economic Development, Downtown Austin Alliance

Austin is one of the youngest, largest and fastest-growing cities in the United States. Austin has the largest concentration of Millennials in the country and is home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. The friendly and laid-back atmosphere, tolerant nature and refreshingly youthful vibe continue to attract people to the state capital of Texas. From its claim as the "Live Music Capital of the World" to its growing foodie scene with upscale restaurants and over 1,200 food trailers, Austin is experiencing a renaissance. The exploding downtown area is the birthplace of Whole Foods, Stubbs BBQ and SXSW. New investments in innovation can be found around every corner. Learn how this early-adopter city serves as a new model for urban centers in the 21st century.

For 27 years, Molly Alexander has enjoyed a successful career focused on downtown revitalization and economic development, including enterprises in both the public and private sectors. As the Downtown Austin Alliance's Executive Vice President of Economic Development, Molly leads the organization's Economic Development Corporation, as well as oversees the research, mobility, and downtown transportation management programs for the organization. She orchestrates a full range of services that help vitalize the Austin business sector and create a sense of place.  Molly received her bachelor's degree in urban studies and history from Trinity University. Along with founding her own start-up company, her past positions have included Director of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Economic and Community Development Director for the City of Elgin.  In her spare time she owns two retail establishments, G&M DRYGOODS and The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store an award-winning retail concept that received state-wide recognition in 2015.

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$35.00 per person, $300.00 corporate group (includes 10 individuals)

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RSVP by February 17, 2017
$5 from each ticket will benefit Hope Works Spokane.