Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Cluster Competitiveness Forum Videos and Slides

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On November 22nd, the Humphrey School's State and Local Policy Program hosted a forum on Minneapolis-St. Paul's competitive and emerging clusters with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrative Leadership, the University of Minnesota Metro Consortium and the ULI/Regional Council of Mayors. The forum featured the findings of a recently completed study by the State and Local Policy Program of twelve competitive industry clusters in the MSP region and the potential for knowledge flows across occupations in basic (exporting) industries within the region.

A copy of the full study is available here.

Videos and slides for the forum presentations and panel discussions are now available.

Agenda: Full Forum [Video]

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. [Video] [Slides]

08:45 - 09:15 AM Summary of MSP Regional Cluster Competitiveness Study: [Video] [Slides]
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. [Video]
Moderator: Matt Schmit, Minnesota State Senator, District 21.
Robotics - Mike Davin, Editor, The Business of Robotics. [Slides]
Biorenewables - Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute and BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. [Slides]
Water Technology - Steve Riedel, Minnesota Trade Office, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. [Slides]

10:30 - 11:30 AM PANEL 2: Where do we go from here? [Video]
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. [Video]

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs