9:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Past Event

Powering Prosperity: Introducing America’s Advanced Industries

Thursday, February 05, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Innovation and STEM-worker (science, technology, engineering, and math) intensive “advanced industries” are the prime movers of regional and national economic competitiveness in the United States. Industries like aerospace and auto, oil and gas extraction, or software and health IT stand at the forefront of the most disruptive technological and business dynamics of the moment, and will be central to U.S. prosperity going forward.

To consider the future of these industries, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program hosted a major CEOs forum highlighting the importance of the nation’s advanced industries and the opportunities and challenges they face. Informed by new research from Brookings, the morning-long dialogue convened advanced industry CEOs as well as elected officials to discuss the increased viability of the U.S. platform for advanced industry investment as well as the extraordinary technology trends now altering the terms of competition.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #AdvIndustries.

For media inquiries please contact Allison Courtin.

Presentation by Bruce Katz

Event Photos

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Antoine van Agtmael, Trustee, The Brookings Institution

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Bruce Katz, Vice President and Co-Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

panel 1

Dominic Barton, Ron Armstrong, John Lundgren, Eric Spiegel

Panel 2
Srikant Inampudi, James Heppelman, Katrine Bosley, Klaus Kleinfeld

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Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, in conversation with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe