ULI Mountain West Region: Recovery in the Mountain West


Thursday, August 27th, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT


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Covid-19 has impacted cities across the U.S. not just physically but economically. Adam Kamins, Director with Moody's Analytics, reports how Western cities might be positioned to bounce back better than most, with local responses from leaders in those communities. A special address, “Recovery for Whom?” will view this topic through the lens of social equity and inclusion.

Join us for this special webinar presented by ULI Arizona, ULI Colorado, ULI Idaho and ULI Utah.
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Adam Kamins

Director - Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

Adam Moody's U.S. subnational forecasting process and covers topics related to regional economics. Adam is also responsible for state and metro area scenarios, analyzing and forecasting commercial real estate prices and activity, and quantifying the impact of external events such as natural disasters. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics, Adam was a research manager at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, where he analyzed urban economies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University.


Barbra Coffee

Economic Initiatives Director, City of Tucson

Ms. Coffee has more than 23 years of experience in Economic Development and Downtown Redevelopment. As the Economic Initiatives Director for the City of Tucson, she leads business attraction, retention/expansion and small business and entrepreneurial development for a city of more than 530,000. She has helped communities across Texas and Arizona revitalize their downtown areas and aging commercial districts. Ms. Coffee served as Director of Economic Development & Tourism in Henderson, NV from 2013-2019 where she was successful in recruiting companies like Turano Baking Co, Barclays, and The Raiders.


Theresa Foxley

President and CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Utah

A Utah native, Ms. Foxley is has served as EDCUtah’s President and CEO since 2017. A recovering attorney and self-described “deal junkie,” Theresa has enjoyed being part of Team Utah’s efforts to attract dozens of companies on expansion and relocation projects representing various industries throughout the state, including Goldman Sachs, Stadler Rail, and Facebook. Prior to joining EDCUtah Theresa was a senior leader at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.


Eric Hiraga

Executive Director, Denver Economic Development and Opportunity

Eric Hiraga was appointed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock in August 2017. Under Hiraga’s leadership, DEDO expanded its work to open more international trade, global business development and foreign direct investment opportunities by establishing a robust trade program for the city. OED also works in concert with the goals of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), the ambitious plans for the National Western Center, and the expansion of commercial and industrial opportunities amid emerging aerotropolis development projects around Denver International Airport (DEN). Hiraga previously served as EVP and Chief of Staff for DEN, a $1 billion operation with 35,000 employees. Hiraga received a B.S. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Clark Krause

Boise Valley Economic Partnership

Clark Krause has been with BVEP since 2010. In that time, he has been instrumental in creating a new mission based on measurable and accountable actions and goals. Clark's knowledge of state incentive programs has helped Idaho become a nationally competitive player in economic development. Clark came to BVEP with a strong history and experience in economic development, including roles as President and CEO of the New Mexico Partnership, Director of Economic Development for Cedar City/Iron County, Utah, and Director of Sales and Marketing for the Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah.