As the United States emerges from the Great Recession, it is clear that the nation’s economy must be purposefully restructured from one focused inward and characterized by excessive consumption and debt to one that is globally engaged and driven by production and innovation. A growing chorus of leaders is calling for a new growth model, one that creates more and better jobs by engaging rising global demand and attracting global talent and capital. These leaders recognize that only by harnessing the power of cities and metropolitan areas can the country hope to foster job growth in the near term and restructure the economy for the long haul.
On Wednesday, June 26, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and JPMorgan Chase hosted a forum titled “Going Global: Boosting Metro Denver’s Economic Future,” the third in a series of domestic and international forums being convened this year by the Global Cities Initiative. This is the second year of the five-year initiative. The forum will explore how metropolitan-led economic growth—including global trade and investment—are important for job creation, and how Metro Denver can leverage its position in the global market.
Speakers and panels will provide context on the region’s position in the global marketplace and offer insight into how area leaders can work together with international partners to expand global trade and enhance Denver’s economic prosperity.
- View Bruce Katz’s presentation on Denver’s next economy »
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- View the 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas case study for Denver »
Amy Liu moderates a panel discussion with Mayor Michael M. Hancock, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Kelly Brough and Greg Clark
Dalila Wilson-Scott, Managing Director of Global Philanthropy for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Commodities and Finance lab at the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Denver Business School
Mayor Michael M. Hancock, Roy Salame (JPMorgan), Todd Munson (JPMorgan Chase), Dalila Wilson-Scott (JPMorgan Chase Foundation), Bruce Katz, Mayor Richard M. Daley and George Solich (Energy IV)