Introduction & Overview by David Elliott - President and CEO, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce


Forbes Magazine ranked Santa Ana “One of the 20 Coolest Cities in America” – the only Orange County city that made the list.  With a vibrant downtown district, artists’ village, authentic culture, award-winning museums, restaurants, & nightlife; learn more about this thriving 20-Hour-City.

Featured Speakers: Steven Levin - CEO Centennial Real Estate,
Ryan Chase - Principal S&A Properties & East End & President Downtown Inc.


Education shapes our future and only one city in Orange County has built a 100-year old foundation that includes incredibly diverse and respected learning institutions. From elementary school through advanced degree programs, from public schools to award winning charter schools and private institutions; learn about the world-class educational facilities preparing the next generation of our workforce.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Susie Lopez-Guerra, Director of Community Relations, Santa Ana Unified School District, Paula Garcia-Arsenault, Business Relationship Manager, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Board Member of High School Inc., and Randy Barth, Founder/CEO, Think Together.


Real Estate Development
Innovative thinking has led to mixed-use developments that improve the quality of life and foster a new sense of community. Since GROW 2015 to the present, Santa Ana has literally exploded.  From 19 projects that are currently underway, 4 state-of the art, cutting edge projects will be featured. Two of the projects are “first of their kind” in Orange County and will set a new benchmark for new, urban development.

Featured Speaker: Hassan Haghani - Executive Director of Planning Department, Santa Ana.


Conference Wrap-up by Robert Duncan - Senior Development Partner, Caribou Industries


 Cocktail Reception and Networking featuring an open bar.