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In a speech that went around the world, Katz kept returning to Spokane and its ability to shape its future. "The main message is, 'It's up to you,'" he said. "The cavalry's not coming. It's really not coming. … The power is here. The future is here."
"Universities that specialize in the life science rank high on technology transfer metrics because medical devices and drug discoveries are more often patented and licensed than other technologies."
"In a time of stagnant economic growth and mounting global competition, successful downtown universities are positioning themselves as engines of growth."
"If Pittsburgh is to outrace its global competitors, it needs to do more: Its strengths have yet to translate into widespread economic prosperity."