Monday, November 10, 2008

Summit to shed light on economy

Summit to shed light on economy
By Ben Antonius | Daily Republic | November 09, 2008

FAIRFIELD - It's that time again, that Thursday in November when people will join together -- and discuss economic policy.

Local government and business leaders will gather Nov. 20, a week before Thanksgiving, for the fourth annual Solano Economic Summit. The event brings together people from different levels of county and local government to discuss the economic strides and highlights of the past year and lay plans for the future.

The core of the event is a presentation of the Solano County 2008 Index, a study of the county's economic state and the direction it is going.

'The index tells a factual story that measures the strength of our economy and the health of our community,' said Mike Amman, president of the Solano Economic Development Corp.

In 2007, the discussion touched on the need for safety improvements along Highway 12 and how to train today's students for tomorrow's workforce.

The Solano Economic Summit 4 is sponsored by Solano County, the Solano EDC, Solano Transportation Authority and the City and County Coordinating Council.

Tickets are $25, and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 864-1855.