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Greater Seattle’s Global Identity: Building and Sustaining a Competitive Region

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Greater Seattle’s Global Identity: Building and Sustaining a Competitive Region - Presentation

Bruce Katz

As we emerge from the Great Recession, it is clear that our 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 we hope to foster job growth in the near term and restructure our economy for the long haul.


On Thursday, April 10, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and JPMorgan Chase hosted a forum, “Great Seattle’s Global Identity: Building and Sustaining a Competitive Region” focused on this new endeavor. We know that the Greater Seattle has already begun to embrace the challenges and possibilities of globalization and holds tremendous potential for continued economic growth in the years ahead.


Speakers at the forum provided context on the region’s position in the global marketplace and offered insight into how area leaders are working together, and with international partners, to expand global trade and enhance Seattle’s economic prosperity.


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Phyllis Campbell
Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase

Dow
Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Panel
Amy Liu, Greg Root, Maud Daudon, Derrick Olsen, Sean Barr

Mayors
Mayor Ray Stephanson, City of Everett; Mayor Ed Murray, City of Seattle; Mayor Marilyn Strickland, City of Tacoma


Presentation by Bruce Katz

Agenda

Host Welcome

Opening Remarks

Remarks

Presentation

Response Panel

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Sean Barr

Vice President, Economic Development - San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

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Maud Daudon

President and Chief Executive Officer - Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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Derrick Olsen

Vice President of Regional Strategy and Coordination - Greater Portland, Inc.

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Greg Root

President - SuperGraphics Division, GM Nameplate

Audience Q&A

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Sean Barr

Vice President, Economic Development - San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

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Maud Daudon

President and Chief Executive Officer - Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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Derrick Olsen

Vice President of Regional Strategy and Coordination - Greater Portland, Inc.

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Greg Root

President - SuperGraphics Division, GM Nameplate

Closing Remarks

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