STC Hosts Innovation Conference

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STC Hosts Innovation Conference

Keynote speaker Blake Hastings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Keynote speaker Blake Hastings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Conference focuses on regional urban development and planning

Blake Hastings, senior vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gives an economic overview of the Rio Grande Valley at the fifth annual Bi-National Innovation Conference at South Texas College on Oct. 20. The conference will take place at the STC Technology Campus in McAllen.

The focus of the yearly conference is the role innovation plays in the ongoing expansion of commercial activity. The event also spotlights the importance of private entrepreneurship in the Rio Grande Valley and Reynosa. This year’s event will address innovations in regional urban development and planning.

With the continuous growth of the Valley, fueled largely by ongoing commercial investment, the importance of urban development and planning to the success of both private and public sector activities cannot be underestimated, organizers said in a press release.

Innovation Conference logoIn addition to Hastings, Carlos Marin of Ambiotic Civil Engineering will discuss innovations in urban development and planning and how they impact the region. Mike Rhodes of Tres Lagos Development will talk about how effective planning benefits businesses.

The conference also offers two panel discussions on topics relation to regional urban development and planning.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit southtexascollege.edu/info/inno.

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