PALM SPRINGS — Dr. Dean Bresciani, President of North Dakota State University (NDSU), will present Transforming Seasonal Economies at the 14th annual Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Part of the Dr. Bresciani presentation will focus on the following:

• Discuss how downtown Fargo became a magnet for millennial entrepreneurs

• Expand on the impact of establishing 1Gbps bandwidth to get the renaissance started

• Detail how North Dakota State University broke into the world of significant research

• Creating regional benefits that outweigh unfavorable seasonal weather conditions

The Summit is hosted by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) and presented by Desert Care Network: JFK Memorial Hospital, Desert Regional Medical Center, and Hi-Desert Medical Center. A limited number of tickets remain. Individual tickets are $110 and tables of 10 are $950. Reserve tickets at or call 760-340-1575.

“The state of the current economy and the actions needed to begin preparing to transform the economy of the Coachella Valley to be competitive to a diversified knowledge based year-round economy will be discussed,” Joe Wallace, CEO of CVEP, said in a prepared statement.

Bresciani, Ph.D., a Napa Valley California native, was named President of NDSU in 2010. Bresciani has an extensive background in strategic planning and has focused on enhancing the accessibility and quality of campus programs. He has been awarded numerous honors including being named a “Pillar of the Profession” by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.


Dean Bresciani

Bresciani is a valued public speaker on a wide range of topics and is particularly proud of the fact that for every public dollar spent at North Dakota State that an additional seven dollars is returned to the state in economic impact. Additionally he is passionate about quality of life and is known for the mantra that “educated citizens contribute more and need less from society.”

This is the premier business event of the year, drawing more than 800 of the region’s business, civic, and education leaders. It’s an excellent and rare opportunity to network with the area’s leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

For a full list of event sponsors, click here.

CVEP is a nonprofit economic vitality organization devoted to attracting, retaining and expanding business to enhance the economy and quality of life in the Greater Palm Springs area. Visit or call 760-340-1575.