Governors Bill Haslam and John Hickenlooper speak at a Brookings event about advanced industries. (Ralph Alswang photo).

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An Advanced Industries Moment - Governors Haslam and Hickenlooper Talk Autos and Aerospace

February 21, 2014, Fred Dews

On February 20, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a forum highlighting the importance of the nation’s advanced industries and state-level actions being taken to expand them. Brookings Vice President Bruce Katz and McKinsey Americas Advanced Industries Director Daniel Pacthod framed the discussion by describing the nature and importance of advanced industries. Their remarks were followed by a bipartisan dialogue between Govs. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), discussing their efforts to expand key advanced industry clusters and the need for a supportive federal platform for those efforts.

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