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Building a Long-Term National Strategy on Growth through Innovation

As the new Congress begins its work, lawmakers and President Obama face both the immediate task of creating new jobs, and the long-term challenge of bringing record budget deficits under control while strengthening and sustaining economic growth.

On January 12, the Brookings Institution gathered the CEOs of leading U.S. businesses for a day-long series of panels addressing innovation in key business sectors, including information technology, green technology, defense and manufacturing. The program also included state and federal budget experts who discussed ways to reduce the budget deficit without strangling the economic recovery. Brookings experts lead the discussions to draw out ideas to advise policymakers on strategies for fostering growth and innovation.

Following each panel, the participants took questions from the audience.


2:00 PM -- Panel 5: The Evolution of Manufacturing and Exports

2:50 PM -- Panel 6: The Political and Policy Road Ahead


Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

8:30 AM -- Welcome and Introduction

9:00 AM -- Panel 1: The Shift to an Information Economy

10:00 AM -- Panel 2: The Potential of Green Energy and Technology


Jeff Immelt

Chairman of the Board and CEO, General Electric

11:00 AM -- Panel 3: The Future of the Defense Industry

Peter W. Singer

Former Brookings Expert

Strategist and Senior Fellow - New America

12:30 PM -- The Promise of a More Efficient and Effective Government


Ann Fudge

Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

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