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GEDP hosts sixth annual Economic Development Summit
by Robert Mihovil and Lynda Guidry
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

GEDP SummitThe Galveston Economic Development Partnership on Tuesday held its sixth annual Economic Development Summit at Moody Gardens Convention Center on Galveston Island.

GEDP members and guests representing the fields of maritime, technology, medicine, education, sustainability, councils of government, tourism,  business, banking, and real estate attended the half-day event.  Particular emphasis was placed on regionalism and disaster resiliency; past, present and future.  New this year was the discussion of sports tourism's  potential as an economic engine. 

The GEDP’s stated goal for the gathering was “to provide an informative event which showcases the opportunities which lie within the major industries, in not only Galveston, but the entire region.”

Jeff Sjostrom, president of the GEDP, said the organization looks forward to facilitating additional dialogue on the topics covered during the event, with the intent of moving beyond conversation.

Photographs appearing in this article can be purchased directly by contacting the photographer at or (409)771-5668.   

The GEDP has provided a news release about Tuesday's summit.
News Release

GEDP Summit Program


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