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More on universities and economic development November 3, 2006

Posted by Tom in Economic Development, Education, Workforce.

A professional acquaintance attended a conference at the Chicago Federal Reserve on Monday titled: “Can Higher Education Foster Economic Growth?

The Fed was kind enough to post many of their presentations on their site in PDF form; I recommend that you click the link and download the PDF’s that interest you.

In case the page ever is pulled and the links are lost, here’s the opening presentation, “A Framework for Understanding How Higher Education Influences Economic Growth.”



1. kevin thompson - November 9, 2006

Tom – Not your region of the country, but thought you might find this upcoming Summit in NE to be of interest given the role of the universities.

November 9, 2006
Subject: New England Innovation Summit

FYI. Today’s advisory from the Council.

Innovation Summit Aims to Strengthen New England Region

The Council on Competitiveness is partnering with MIT and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable to convene New England’s top executives and university presidents to plot a strategic roadmap for innovation-led regional economic growth.

WHAT: New England Innovation Summit

WHEN: Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wong Auditorium at the Tang Center for Management Education, Building E51 (Tang Center for Management Education), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge, Mass., 02139

Distinguished speakers include Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Council on Competitiveness; Joe Campanelli, CEO of Sovereign Bancorp, Inc.; Susan Hockfield, president of MIT; Jack Wilson, president of UMASS; Stephen Reno, chancellor of University System of New Hampshire; Dan Smith, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and Donna Cupelo, regional president of Verizon.
As global competition intensifies, successful regions need to rely on their ability to innovate to succeed. A priority of the summit is to encourage collaboration in New England by maximizing regional resources such as universities, labs, and private R&D. In addition, the summit will also focus on strengthening New England education and workforce in order to create a lasting environment for competitive, local businesses. It will only be by leveraging its assets that New England will maximize its potential for innovation.
Discussions will explore how to implement long-term strategies that will continue to stimulate innovation in regional growth industries such as health care, life sciences, manufacturing, and sustainable energy development. The New England Regional Innovation Summit at MIT is sponsored by IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Sovereign Bank and Verizon.

Michael Meneer of the Council on Competitiveness, 202-969-3406, or mmeneer@compete.org or JD Chesloff of Massachusetts Business Roundtable, 617-728-0881, or jdchesloff@maroundtable.com

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