• 2015 Community Economic Development Symposium Agenda

    8:30-9 a.m.
    Check-in and Continental Breakfast

    9-10:30 a.m.
    Welcome and Keynote Address

    J.R. Burke, Polaris Corporation

    10:30-10:45 a.m.

    10:45-12 noon
    CED Talks

    15 minutes each, focused on different aspects of Reducing the Income Gap

    1. Dane Smith, Growth and Justice
    2. Fred Haberman, Haberman Companies
    3. Kevin McKinnon, DEED Director of Business and Community Development
    4. MayKao Hang, Wilder Foundation and Itasca Group
    5. R.T. Rybak, Generation Next

    12 noon-1:30 p.m.
    Lunch and Keynote Address

    Hedrick Smith, Who Stole the American Dream? 

    1:30-1:45 p.m.

    1:45-2:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    State and Local Policy Issues

    1. Jeff Van Wychen, Local Government Consultant
    2. Matt Kramer, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce
    3. Steve Chavez, Metropolitan Council

    Infrastructural Support for Job Creation

    1. Warren Hanson, Greater MN Housing Fund
    2. Blake Huffman, Ramsey County Commissioner
    3. Ellen Watters, Corridors of Opportunity

    Job Creation and Economic Development

    1. Glenn Ford, Praxis Marketplace
    2. Nancy Libersky, Small Business Association
    3. Marc Cove, Platinum Bank

    2:45-3 p.m.

    3-4 p.m.
    Repeat Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    4-5 p.m.
    Closing Remarks and Reception