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Grant County Tourism Summit
November 17 and 18, 2005

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The Grant County Tourism Summit: Growing our Economy is a two-day tourism and economic development summit hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the economic development organizations and municipalities in Grant County.

The summit will be in the Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Avenue, Bayard, NM, 88023.

Local and state officials, tourism experts and local businesses will meet to discuss Grant County's current tourism markets and opportunities to build on these successes.

The agenda for the summit includes activities all day on Thursday and Friday:

Thursday Nov. 17

  • 9 noon

    Welcome and Introductions

    Introductions of Tourism Organizations (Missions and activities of each entity)


  • Noon to 1 p.m.


  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Assessment of existing visitor market (profile, wants and needs, marketing successes)

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    The current image of Grant County as a destination

  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Social hour—networking

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Presentation on national, regional, and local tourism trends—Bruce Poster, President, Southwest Planning & Marketing, Santa Fe

Public comments on tourism issues and concerns


Friday Nov. 18

  • 9 a.m. to noon

    How should Grant County be marketed and to whom?

  • Noon to 1 p.m.


  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    How can collaboration be improved among tourism entities?

An informational tradeshow for attendees will be going on both days involving area businesses.



  Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1028 Silver City, NM 88062

3130 HWY 180 E, Suite C [MAP]
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-3785
(800) 548-9378