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2018 Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit 

ATTENTION: Due to potential flooding and safety concerns, the 2018 Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring 2019. Thank you for your support, and please stay tuned for information pertaining to this event.

Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics will hold its 21st annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The half-day event will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. A full breakfast buffet, Internship and Career Fair, and networking break will also be included in the event this year. 

Max Metcalf, manager of government and community relations at BMW Manufacturing Company in Spartanburg, S.C., will headline the event along with a prominent executive in the real estate industry. More details regarding the second keynote speaker will be released at a later date. 

For more information on Max Metcalf and BMW Manufacturing Co., click here. 

The winners of Coastal Carolina University’s second annual Real Estate Awards, which are made possible through a gift from the Tony and Carrie Grant Fund, will also be recognized at the event. This year we are soliciting nominations in five award categories: 

Sixteen Grand Strand properties have been selected as nominees. Previous winners include Carolina Forest Towne Centre, Burroughs & Chapin, Will Davis and Drew Hanna, and the HGTC Culinary Arts Building. 

 Click here to register for the event »

Growth Summit Schedule
New Date To Be Announced Soon

8 A.M.: Registration, full breakfast buffet, and Internship and Career Fair

9 A.M.: Summit Introduction and Welcome

Karen Riordan
President and CEO
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

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

9:15 A.M.: Keynote Speaker 1

Max Metcalf
Manager of Government & Community Relations
BMW Manufacturing Co.

10 A.M.: Keynote Speaker 2


10:45 A.M.: Regional Economic Outlook

Robert Salvino, Ph.D.
Director, Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics
Research Economist and Professor
Coastal Carolina University

11:15 A.M.: Networking and refreshment break

11:30 P.M.: Real Estate Awards Ceremony

Real Estate Awards will be given in the following categories: ResidentialCommercialGovernment, Public and NonprofitResort and Tourism, and Restaurants

11:45 A.M.: Keynote Speaker 3


12:30 P.M.: Summit Conclusion