Thursday, June 21, 2007

Brookings Forum on the Future of Great Lakes Economy

Looking for something to do in D.C. next week? Consider attending a forum on the Future of Great Lakes Economy, Thursday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Falk Auditorium of the Brookings Institution. From the press release:

" On June 28, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program will host the first in a series of forums to highlight ways the federal government can help bolster the economic assets of the Great Lakes Region. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), a longtime proponent of revitalizing the region, will provide opening remarks. This two-panel discussion also includes experts from the communities, universities, foundations and associations in the Great Lakes region. Panelists will discuss the innovative efforts currently underway to boost the economic competitiveness of the region, such as technology, innovation, and environmental stewardship; and will offer federal policy recommendations designed to foster the Great Lake Region's continued growth as a vital economic engine for the nation in the years ahead."

Participants include: Michigan State University President, Lou Anna Simon; Nature Conservancy, State Director in Michigan, Helen Taylor; George Kuper, President, Council of Great Lakes Industries (based in Ann Arbor).