ST. GEORGE — Southern Utah’s “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” is set for Jan. 15, 2015, at the Dixie Center St. George with featured speaker Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, among many notables.

Now in its 18th year, the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” has become the premier business event in Southern Utah. The 2015 event will feature a number of technology updates and improvements, as well as exciting and informative keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on far right playing in brother’s rock band, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Scott Hirschi, St. George News

How many lawyers do you know who play in a rock band and serve as lieutenant governor of the best managed state in the nation?  You’ll want to attend the Summit and hear Cox, who brought a sleepy rural telephone company to a thriving fiber empire.

Cox joins a slate of cutting edge speakers and leaders who make the summit the largest and most dynamic business gathering in Southern Utah. For superb networking, cool tech prizes, and the latest information on biz projects for the next 18 months go to the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” and to its website to register.


Noelle Pikus Pace

Olympian, world champion, World Cup champion, mom

Spencer J. Cox

Utah lieutenant governor

Robert Grow

CEO, Envision Utah

Lecia Langston

Senior economist, Utah Department of Workforce Services

Vardell Curtis

CEO, Washington County Board of Realtors

Mary Michelle Scott

President, Fishbowl

Lennart Erickson

Director, Small Business Development Center

Brad Harker

Speaker, author, consultant, Founders Inc.

Mary Ronnow

Founder, The Skin Institute

Jeff Poulton

Founder & CEO, Rocketmade

Aly Brooks

CEO, Keybox Coaches

Allan Carter

Principal, Southern Utah Title Company

Derek Miller

President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah

Chad Booth

Executive producer, TV shows “The County Seat” and “At Your Leisure”

Steven Harrop

Advisory board member, Soltis Investment Advisors

Steve Carwell

Manufacturing Operations, Dixie Applied Technology College

Brock Alexander

General manager, 5N plus Semiconductors LLC

Jason Wells

CEO, Contact Point and Log My Calls

Mitch Cloward

Operations officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Scheduled Events

7-8 a.m. | Check-in and breakfast service

8-8:45 a.m. | Economic Premier

8:45-9 a.m. | Networking break

9-10 a.m. | First breakout session

10-10:15 a.m. | Networking break

10:15-10:45 a.m. | What’s Up Down South

10:45-11 a.m. | Networking break

11 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Second breakout session

12-1 p.m. | Luncheon keynote speaker

1-1:30 p.m. | Networking power hour

1:30 p.m. | Growth opportunities and challenges

Event details and resources

What: What’s Up Down South Economic Summit

When: Thursday, Jan. 15, starting at 7 a.m.

Where: Dixie Center St. George, 1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah

Tickets: $95, registration online

What’s Up Down South website

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