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Sep 10

Past Event

Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing Ohio’s Core Communities

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Highlights

  • The Honorable Michael Coleman

    Mayor Coleman says Ohio''s metropolitan areas are the incubators of success and the anchors of prosperity for entire state.

    Bruce Katz

  • Lavea Brachman

    Brachman says Ohio, with its very urban configuration, is a unique state with unique challenges.

    Bruce Katz

  • Bruce Katz

    Katz says that Ohio needs a competitive strategy to leverage the economic potential of its core communities. He offers a plan to build on the strengths of Ohio''s urban centers.

    Bruce Katz

  • The Honorable Ted Strickland

    Strickland says this is the time for bold, new thinking and adds that strengthening Ohio''s cities is a required step in reclaiming the state''s prosperity.

    Bruce Katz

Summary

The 2008 Ohio Summit – Restoring Our Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing Ohio’s Core Communities convened more than 1000 government, corporate, civic, neighborhood and academic leaders from around the state, including Governor Ted Strickland, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, Senate President Bill Harris and Speaker of the House Jon Husted confirmed as speakers. The Summit was co-convened by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and GreaterOhio.

The purpose of The Summit was to elicit reaction to a draft set of proposals for state policy reforms that reflect a critique of past policies, aimed at revitalizing communities throughout Ohio. Each of the recommendations was carefully tailored to the unique assets and challenges of Ohio’s 32 core communities whose revitalization is the springboard to a more prosperous and competitive state as a whole. Comments derived from this gathering will help to shape the final report to be released in early 2009.

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Event Presentations:

Event Resources:

Lavea Brachman and The Honorable Michael Coleman    The audience at the event
Lavea Brachman and The Honorable
Michael Coleman
The audience at Restoring Prosperity
The Honorable Ted Strickland Douglas Kridler, The Honorable Jon Husted, Nancy Zimpher, Al Ratner, The Honorable David Burger
The Honorable Ted Strickland Douglas Kridler, The Honorable Jon
Husted, Nancy Zimpher, Al Ratner,
The Honorable David Burger

Event Agenda

  • Welcome

    • The Honorable Michael Coleman

      Mayor, Columbus

  • Summit Introduction and Overview

    • Lavea Brachman

      Co-Director Greater Ohio

      Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Presentations

    • Bruce Katz

      Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

  • Panelists

    • Eric Fingerhut

      Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents

    • The Honorable Jay Williams

      Mayor, City of Youngstown

  • Lunch Plenary

    • Jerry Jurgensen

      President and CEO, Nationwide Insurance

  • Concurrent Panel Discussions

    • Ben Hecht

      President and CEO, Living Cities

    • Bob Milbourne

      President and CEO, The Columbus Partnership

    • The Honorable Donald Plusquellic

      Mayor, City of Akron

    • Ty Marsh

      President and CEO, Columbus Chamber of Commerce

    • David Abbott

      President, Gund Foundation

    • Ellen van der Horst

      President, Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce

    • Brad Whitehead

      President, Fund for Our Economic Future

    • Luis M. Proenza

      President, University of Akron

  • Plenary Discussion

    • Douglas Kridler

      CEO, Columbus Foundation

    • Nancy Zimpher

      President, University of Cincinnati

    • Al Ratner

      Co-Chairman, Forest City Enterprises

Details

September 10, 2008

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Columbus Convention Center

400 North Street

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For More Information

Donna Buckley

(202) 797-4394

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