Wasatch Back Economic Summit returns to the Grand Summit Hotel

PARK CITY, Utah – Park City Chamber of Commerce | Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce team up again to host the 2023 Zions Bank Wasatch Back Economic Summit at the Grand Summit Hotel on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The Summit will be followed by a regional mixer until 5:45 p.m. This event is held in partnership with Heber City, Wasatch County, Summit County, and Park City Municipal.

The morning keynote speaker Robert Spendlove with Zions Bank, will offer a current economic overview and look ahead, and the lunch keynote speaker Sam Bear of Jefferson Awards and Gift Connect, will discuss the zero to five initiative and the power of collaboration.

In addition to the keynote presentations, there will be breakout sessions, updates from industry leaders, regional experts, elected officials, and more. Attendees will learn about key issues and opportunities facing the Wasatch Back. The two main keynote speakers for this year’s event are:

“Joining forces with our key partners on this annual regional event is a highlight every single year,” said Jennifer Wesselhoff, CEO and President of Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

“The Wasatch Back Economic Summit allows us to reflect on the role our economy plays in our communities and to collectively address opportunities and challenges that face the Wasatch Back. This annual summit is a chance to learn, network, collaborate, and develop relationships and to explore opportunities to work together to address some of the area’s key issues.”

Attendees can look forward to the following breakout sessions:

  • Workforce Development & Retention

  • Water Conservation & Its Economic Impact

  • Connecting the Wasatch Back: Transportation, Transit & Roads

  • The Landscape of Development and its Economic Impact & Opportunities

  • Affordable Housing: What We’re Doing & Solutions Going Forward

  • Trails, Open Space, & Recreational Facilities & Their Economic Impact

  • The Changing Economic Landscape and its Opportunities

  • Childcare & Early Childhood Development

  • Wasatch Back Elected Officials Panel

For more information on the Wasatch Back Economic Summit, and to purchase tickets visit For additional information about the Park City Chamber, visit

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