Executive Speaker Series: Continuing Michigan’s Business Development - eCities 2018 Award Recognition

Thursday, November 29
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Michigan Room
Fairlane Center South (FCS)

Following a lost decade, Michigan has had one of the fastest growing economies in the nation since 2009. Much of the state’s turnaround has focused on Southeast Michigan; however, notable progress has also been made in other metro areas to the west and in the northern Lower Peninsula.

This year, eCities and the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Executive Speaker Series will join together for an insightful discussion among an expert panel on Michigan’s economic growth. Bringing together speakers and community leaders, Continuing Michigan’s Business Development will focus on key areas such as capital, infrastructure, industry, and the ecosystem.

What steps and policies pushed our state’s return? Who were the major players in our state’s economic growth? What factors have supported positive economic growth in Michigan? What factors still impede this growth? How has the expansion of a diverse portfolio of industries in Michigan affected the landscape? Do we have the skilled workforce pool to continue growth? And what are the next steps?

William Adams, Senior International Economist, PNC Financial Services Group
Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association
Kristina Kolbas, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services, Quicken Loans
Jeff Marston, Vice President of Business Services, Comcast Business, Heartland Region (Michigan, Indiana & Kentucky)

Murray Feldman, host of the Feldman Report, WWJ Newsradio 950

Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, UM-Dearborn College of Business

7:30 am - Registration and networking breakfast
8:10 am - Welcome and panel discussion
9:30 am - Conclusion

Michigan Room, Fairlane Center South
University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Free registration. Breakfast is included.

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