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Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Cluster Competitiveness Forum

The State and Local Policy Program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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 Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Cluster Competitiveness Forum

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Sponsors:  State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; University of Minnesota Center for Integrative Leadership; University of Minnesota Metro Consortium; ULI/Regional Council of Mayors.

The Humphrey School’s State and Local Policy Program recently completed a study of twelve competitive industry clusters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region and the potential for knowledge flows across occupations in basic (exporting) industries within the region.  The study was funded with a grant from the University of Minnesota’s Metro Consortium.  The authors of this study will present their findings and two panels of industry and policy leaders will discuss the potential for emerging clusters and the policy implications for the study.   A copy of the full study is available here.

Agenda

08:00 - 08:30 AM   Coffee and rolls

08:30 - 08:45 AM   Welcome and opening remarks, Dean Eric Schwartz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.  Vision for the Greater MSP Region, Michael Langley, President, GREATER MSP.

08:45 - 09:15 AM   Summary of MSP Regional Cluster Competitiveness Study:  Lee Munnich, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Jonathan Dworin, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Nebiyou Tilahun, University of Illinois, Chicago.

09:15 - 10:15 AM   PANEL 1:  Emerging Industries in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Region.  Moderator:  Matt Schmit, Minnesota State Senator, District 21.  Robotics - Mike Davin, Editor , The Business of Robotics.  Biorenewables - Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute and BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota.  Water Technology - Steve Riedel, Minnesota Trade Office, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

10:15 - 10:30 AM   Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM   PANEL 2:  Where do we go from here?  Moderator:  Steve Kelley, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  Jim Hovland, Mayor of Edina; Co-Chair of Regional Council of Mayors.  Tom Fisher, Dean, University of Minnesota College of Design.  Peter Frosch, GREATER MSP.  Libby Starling, Metro Council.  Phil Barnes, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

11:30 - 12:00 PM   Audience discussion and closing remarks

Have questions about Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Cluster Competitiveness Forum? Contact The State and Local Policy Program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)


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The State and Local Policy Program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

SLPP is a Center in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, shaping public policy to benefit people and communities.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country.  The Humphrey School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.


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