Economic summit aims to increase business in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – An economic summit will kick off on Wednesday to help boost private sector business in Birmingham.

This is the second recent business summit after the first was deemed a huge success.

The theme of this summit is "Success through Collaboration." It is aimed at getting the private sector to collaborate with local government and get business booming in Birmingham. An example of this idea would be Interim Mayor Smitherman wanting the private sector involved in the new domed stadium.

The summit will kick off with a reception and will be headlined by HealthSouth CEO Jay Grinney. Further sessions will be Thursday and Friday at the BJCC.