“We’re asking people to get more engaged in their city,” said Mike Marion, chair of Metro Edge. “How are you going to own it today?” The Emerge Summit was all about that message. A series of speakers told the crowd at the Crest to get connected and to compete. The scene was symbolic of the enthusiasm that seems to be gripping the under-40 population of this city, a population that once was fleeing for the Bay but is now running musical festivals and restaurants in Sacramento.
“We’re asking people to get more engaged in their city,” said Mike Marion, chair of Metro Edge. “How are you going to own it today?” The Emerge Summit was all about that message. A series of speakers told the crowd at the Crest to get connected and to compete. The scene was symbolic of the enthusiasm that seems to be gripping the under-40 population of this city, a population that once was fleeing for the Bay but is now running musical festivals and restaurants in Sacramento. Florence Low Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
“We’re asking people to get more engaged in their city,” said Mike Marion, chair of Metro Edge. “How are you going to own it today?” The Emerge Summit was all about that message. A series of speakers told the crowd at the Crest to get connected and to compete. The scene was symbolic of the enthusiasm that seems to be gripping the under-40 population of this city, a population that once was fleeing for the Bay but is now running musical festivals and restaurants in Sacramento. Florence Low Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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March 29, 2015 08:16 PM

UPDATED March 29, 2015 10:58 PM

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