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2020 Economic Growth
and Real Estate Summit

Coastal Carolina University's annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit provides a welcoming forum for leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss key issues impacting their organizations, meet potential new clients and partners, and share ideas for a stronger economy. The event includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking sessions.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available now!


Event Schedule 

8 a.m.
Registration and breakfast 

8:45 a.m.
Summit introduction and welcome


Jimmy Gray
Director of Government Affairs
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce                                                                           



Barbara A. Ritter, Ph.D.
Dean, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration
Vice President, Executive Development and Career Services
Coastal Carolina University

9:00 a.m.
Keynote speaker #1

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Robert F. Salvino, Ph.D.
Director, Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics
Ammons Family Endowed Professor of Free Enterprise
Research Economist, Coastal Carolina University

Topic: TBA

9:45 a.m.
Keynote speaker #2


Thomas S. Mullikin
Managing Partner, Mullikin Law Firm
Research Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Topic: TBA 

10:30 a.m.
Networking and refreshment break 

11:00 a.m.
Keynote speaker #3

Geoffrey Turnbull, Ph.D.
Professor and Jim Heistand – NAIOP
Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate
Department of Finance and Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate
University of Central Florida

Topic: TBA 

11:45 a.m.
Keynote speaker #4 

   To be announced.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Breakfast Sponsor

Tony and Carrie Grant Fund

Promotional Sponsors

Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association

Table Sponsors

The Jackson Companies

Carolina Forest Towne Center

First Reliance Bank

Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors

Eagle Strategies LLC

Friends of the Center

Conway Chamber of Commerce

E.F. Hucks and Associates

Great Southern Homes

KingOne Properties International