Are Federal Priorities for Technology & Innovation Changing?

Are Federal Priorities for Technology & Innovation Changing?

International Economic Development Council


2009 Federal Economic Development Forum
March 15-17, Washington, DC Metro Area

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Change has come to Washington, and both opportunities and challenges abound – from a new presidential administration and a significantly altered Congress to the toughest economic climate in decades. Economic developers must understand the players, the priorities and the possible policy responses germinating in Washington that will affect our work for years to come, in regard to both short-term economic stimulus and long-term, sustainable competitiveness.

SESSION SPOTLIGHT: PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Monday, March 16
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Fostering an environment that inspires innovation and promotes technological advances is a must for communities competing in the global economy. This session will examine the federal priorities for technology and innovation and how those priorities will affect existing programs. Additionally you will learn about what federal programs are available for inspiring and supporting technology and innovation projects in your community.

Speakers:
• Robert D. Atkinson, PhD, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
• Mary Jo Waits, Director, Social, Economic, & Workforce Programs Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
• Wayne Watkins, President, University Economic Development Association, Associate Vice President for Research, The University of Akron

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Posted January 30, 2009



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