2024 Western Colorado Economic Summit

Tuesday, April 16th | Colorado Mesa University

7:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Join us for the 8th Annual Western Colorado Economic Summit, with founding partner Coldwell Banker & Platinum Sponsor Intermountain Health St. Mary’s Regional Hospital

We will kick off the conference with a morning keynote presentation from Dr. Nathan Perry, Economics Professor at Colorado Mesa University as he shares data diving into the state of our local economy. The conference will feature nine available breakout sessions discussing key topics, including workforce, real estate, healthcare, agriculture, tourism, resources for business expansion and more.

Our lunch keynote will be Kurtis Minder, CEO & Co-Founder of GroupSense, a leading provider digital risk solutions. His presentation will provide insight into the critical role of cybersecurity in protecting overarching economic interests and individual organizations and the importance of protecting critical infrastructure.

Ticket reservations are at capacity.






KURTIS MINDER, CEO & Co-Founder of GroupSense

Kurtis Minder has built a robust cyber reconnaissance operation protecting some of the largest enterprises and government organizations. His company, GroupSense, is a leading provider of digital risk solutions. Minder has successfully navigated and negotiated some of the largest ransomware, breach, and data extortion cases worldwide. With over 20 years in the information security industry, Minder will bring a unique blend of technical, sales, and executive leadership experience to his keynote presentation.

In an era where cyber-attacks pose a formidable threat to our global economy, Minder’s keynote will shed light on cybersecurity’s pivotal role in safeguarding both overarching economic interests and the operational integrity of individual entities. In his keynote presentation, Minder will address the unique role of cybersecurity, leadership essentials, and why a tech hub in Mesa County is crucial to hardening our critical infrastructure through cyber protection.

"The economic impact of cyber-attacks is escalating. The larger public needs to be better informed on how to protect themselves. Furthermore, these attacks are impacting critical infrastructure. I am honored to take the stage and discuss how the Western Slope and the Grand Junction community can make a difference."

Kurtis Minder

CEO & Co-Founder, GroupSense

Thank you to our Premier Event Sponsors!

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