Media Advisory: Metropolitan Policy Expert Bruce J. Katz Discusses New Rules For Regional Economic Success and Strategies for Tech Valley
Business-Higher Education Roundtable's Innovation in Tech Valley Series
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 9, 2005)
The Business-Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), a five-county alliance of area academic and business chief executives, is holding an interactive strategy forum with Bruce J. Katz, a national policy expert from the Brookings Institution on the Competitiveness of Metropolitan Areas and What Tech Valley Can Do. Katz will talk about the need for regions to adapt to dramatic economic and demographic changes to be successful in the future, and will describe the new rules for economic success. An expert on both national policy and Upstate New York, Katz will put this region in a comparative light. A facilitated discussion will follow aimed at strategies to advance the global competitiveness of Tech Valley.
- Bruce J. Katz, Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, and Vice President of The Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
- Kermit L. Hall, Co-convener of the Business-Higher Education Roundtable and President, University at Albany
- Michael D. Marvin, Co-convener of the Business-Higher Education Roundtable and Chairman Emeritus, MapInfo Corporation
Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 8-10 a.m.
|Welcome and introduction:|
Roundtable Co-Convener: Kermit L. Hall, President, University at Albany
|The Competitiveness of Metropolitan Areas:|
Bruce J. Katz, Vice President and founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
|Increasing the Competitiveness of Tech Valley:|
Facilitated discussion of strategies for Tech Valley with Bruce J. Katz
Led by Dr. Judith A. Barnes, educator, entrepreneur, and community leader
Kermit L. Hall
Auditorium, Life Sciences Research Building, University at Albany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany
Parking in the visitor's lot adjacent to the Life Sciences Research Building.
The event is the second offering in BHER's Innovation in Tech Valley series. The series engages global experts with area leaders in discussion of next-stage strategies to advance Tech Valley's global competitiveness. BHER is a non-partisan, non-political alliance college and university presidents and business executives in a five-county area collaborating to advance the region's economic growth and quality of life. Both visionary and catalyst, the group works to build the region's competitiveness at all levels.