Symposium for 21st Century Economic Development
The Economic Development Administration of the United States Department of Commerce and Penn State University organized the Symposium for… read more
The Economic Development Administration of the United States Department of Commerce and Penn State University organized the Symposium for 21st Century Economic Development. The Symposium featured discussions on innovative strategies for economic development among business leaders, government officials, and economic development practitioners and researchers.
The speakers addressed key topics related to 21st century economic development including innovation, entrepreneurship, university-led economic development, regionalism, creating a 21st-century workforce, and the Strengtehning America’s Communities Initiative. The National Awards for Excellence in Economic Development was presented to best practice organizations. The event was held at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.
During the luncheon keynote speech, Governor Barbour talked about reconstruction and economic development along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Following his remarks he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close
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