SPEAKER

Dixon Holmes, AICP, CEcD

Deputy Mayor, Economic Development
Provo City Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Provo, UT

Dixon has been with Provo City since 1994. Prior to working for Provo City, Dixon worked briefly in Las Vegas for Clarke County Current Planning and Zoning. He has had a variety of job titles in both Community and Economic Development with Provo. Dixon started as a Project Plan Coordinator, then Zoning Administrator before joining Economic Development. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received both his undergraduate in Geography/Land Use Planning and Master’s Degree of Public Administration. Dixon is the Deputy Mayor in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development where he leads the focus on enhancing the local quality of life through promoting job growth and increasing the City tax base. Major initiatives include a first ever, city wide economic development strategic plan and retail strategy, developing a 200 acre business park, working with developers on various commercial projects in Provo and assisting in the revitalization of downtown Provo into a high density and intensity place to do business, dine, shop and live. In 2014, Dixon worked with a team of local entrepreneurs and stake holders to organize 1 Million Cups Provo, a Kauffman Labs Foundation initiative to support the startup community.