05-15-17 Ports-to-Plains Brings 2017 Energy & Ag Summit to Denver June 13-14

Ports-to-Plains Brings 2017 Energy & Ag Summit to Denver

Energy and agriculture employs more than 386,000 and contribute more than $82 billion annually to the Colorado economy. In fact these to industries are the key drivers for the broad region stretching from Canada to Mexico. Factors affecting these vital parts of the economy will be the focus of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance annual Energy & Ag Summit June 12 and 13 at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park.

“It is important for people to be informed about issues that are effecting such a large part of the economy”, says Michael Reeves, President of Ports-to-Plains, “Energy and agriculture are critical for rural communities and we have to be effective advocates to grow and prosper.”

During this summit, attendees will have an opportunity to hear about the important issues that are effecting energy and agriculture. Some of the issues that will be addressed include wind energy, the Ag Farm Bill, NAFTA and the importance of trade, among others.

Some of the energy sessions include Miles of Infrastructure Fueling Economy, Canada.. America’s Largest Customer, Jobs Beyond the Oil Patch, and Pushing Through a Downturn. Agriculture sessions include Bountiful Harvesting of the Base Economy, Creating Success with Transportation and Location, and Becoming an Informed Agriculture Advocate.

For a complete agenda and registration information visit http://www.portstoplains.com

Ports-to-Plains is a grassroots alliance of over 275 communities and businesses, including alliance partners Heartland Expressway, Theodore Roosevelt Expressway and Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor Coalition, whose mission is to advocate for a robust international transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland including Mexico to Canada. Additional information on the Ports-to-Plains Alliance is available at http://www.portstoplains.com/.