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Olympics coming to San Diego?

COAST CITIES — Register now for the inaugural North County Economic Summit

From 7 to 10:30 a.m. March 5 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive. For reservations, visit

This event brings in experts to discuss where the national and state economies are heading; a state of the region report; and hear about the robust industry clusters that drive the North County region. Presenters include Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist, Wells Fargo Bank, and Josh Williams, president and co-founder, BW Research Partnership. The program will also feature panels on high technology and the outlook for real estate.

You can also register now for “Hot Topics: Will San Diego hit Olympic gold in 2024?” being held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 6, although a location has not yet been selected.

While watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi, did you think about the efforts to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in the San Diego Mega-Region in 10 years? Will we be able to meet the technical requirements? What can we expect hosting the Olympics to do for our region? And, how will we pay for it all? Hear from new San Diego 2024 Exploratory Committee president and LEAD board member Bill Earley and Chairman Vincent Mudd, who recently told NBC that we have a great shot of being one of the top picks for the U.S.

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