Competitiveness: From Charleston to China
The morning after the South Carolina GOP debate, and just a week before the state’s Republican presidential primary, the Brookings Institution, The Post and Courier, South Carolina ETV and the College of Charleston hosted an Opportunity 08 forum entitled “Competitiveness: From Charleston to China” featuring national economic policy experts and leading political analysts. The forum was held on Friday, January 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Riviera Theatre. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford opened the forum and delivered remarks.
Two panels followed Governor Sanford’s remarks. The first panel focused on an analysis of the January 11th GOP South Carolina debate and the 2008 election featuring two leading analysts, Tom Donilon and Ken Duberstein. The second panel explored the issue of global competitiveness featuring national and local experts on competitiveness and trade.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.
"Instead of stopping trade, modernize the trade agreements, but also provide safety nets for workers. Because these things are going to keep happening, not only because of trade but because of modernization."