Published Jan. 30, 2013
The Rural Summit begins at 8:30 a.m. March 4. Tickets cost $125 before Feb. 20, and $150 from Feb. 20-27. For registration forms and more information, click here.
“Rural communities across our state play an important role in South Carolina’s economic success,” Haley said in a news release. “The rural summit provides a chance for local leaders to come together and share ideas about how to make their communities more competitive in attracting investment.”
Rural community leaders, economic developers and state officials will share ideas, experiences and practical knowledge at the summit, according to a news release.
Haley will give the keynote address and preside over the summit awards ceremony. The awards recognize an individual or group that has contributed to the improvement of rural South Carolina. The winner of the Amateur Rural Summit Photography Contest will also be selected during the program.
Other speakers at this year’s summit include Joe Max Higgins, CEO of Columbus-Lowndes Development Link; Tan Kirby Davis, president of the Kirby Resource Group; and Bernell K. Ingram, president and CEO of Visions International.