Wednesday, September 10, 2008
C2C: From Clusters to Competitiveness—Propelling Regional Strategies for Success in the Worldwide Marketplace
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled “C2C: From Clusters to Competitiveness—Propelling Regional Strategies for Success in the Worldwide Marketplace.”Description:
C2C: From Clusters to Competitiveness—Propelling Regional Strategies for Success in the Worldwide Marketplace explored how states and regions are using industry clusters to revitalize their regional economies and provide higher-skill, higher-wage jobs for their residents. Industry clusters are geographic concentrations of competing, complementary or interdependent firms and industries that do business with each other and/or have common needs for talent, technology and infrastructure. Examples of industry clusters include North Carolina's Research Triangle; Hartford, Connecticut's insurance and finance markets; and Hollywood's film industry.“C2C” provided viewers with an overview of regional industry clusters and their role in economic development; highlighted regional industry cluster success stories; and offered a glimpse into the future of cluster development both nationally and globally. By watching “C2C,” viewers gained valuable insight into how the regional nature of clusters can help the United States remain competitive in the global economy. Hosted By:
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
Live from Washington, DC:Dr. Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at the Harvard Business School Deborah Wince-Smith, President of the Council on Competitiveness Karen Mills, venture capitalist, President of MMP Group, Brookings Institution Fellow and author of the recent Brookings white paper – Clusters and Competitiveness, A New Federal Role for Stimulating Regional Economies. From Maine to Indiana to Sweden, EDA will also host guests via satellite and phone. Guests include:
John Baldacci, Maine Governor Timothy Hodgdon, President of Hodgdon Yachts Sam Cordes, Co-Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development will join us from Indiana, and… Dr. Orjan Solvell, Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and Director for the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness
July 17, 2008 - JOIN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TODAY TELECAST/WEBINAR
On July 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m. EDT, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled “Seeing the Green: Bolstering Economic Development Strategies with Environmental Responsibility.”Description: A robust discussion on the role of environmental sustainability and its impact on economic development. Learn how U.S. economic regions can strengthen competitiveness through innovative and green sustainable development strategies. Guests discussed the costs and benefits of green building as well as how the private sector can successfully invest in and profit from green development projects, with a special focus on the increasing number of green jobs and how communities can attract these new green industries.
Hosted By: Benjamin Erulkar
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
Panelists Include:Tom Darden, Chief Executive Officer
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Executive Director and CEO, American Planning AssociationNancy McKeever
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - A Telecast On Connecting Regional Economies with the Worldwide Marketplace
On Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 3:00pm EDT, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled “Connecting Regional Economies with the Worldwide Marketplace.”The Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 30- minute broadcast focuses on how U.S. economic regions can capitalize on the expanding opportunities offered by international markets.
Hosted By: Benjamin Erulkar
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
Panelists Include: Christopher A. Padilla
U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Lauree Sahba
Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Jim Delisi
President, Fanwood Chemical, Inc.
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - A Telecast On Strategies for Success in the 21st Century Global Marketplace – Why Free Trade is Important to U.S. Regions
On Thursday, November 8, 2007, 3:00pm EST, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled “Strategies for Success in the 21st Century Global Marketplace – Why Free Trade is Important to U.S. Regions.”Learn from host Sandy K. Baruah, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, and a panel of experts in a discussion about the economic development benefits of bolstering free trade. The guests include: New York Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY6)
William Stafford, President, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Anne Burkett, President, North Alabama Trade Association
William Stafford will address how the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle promotes the region’s businesses, educational institutions and ports as players in the international economy. Ann Burkett will address how the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is spearheading trade development as the catalyst for growth opportunities in North Alabama by providing an international networking forum, education on trade issues, and preparing business for global success. Tune in to learn how regions across the nation are enjoying the vast economic opportunities provided by export growth, including job growth, increased business opportunities for small and medium-size firms, and increased tax revenue as businesses succeed in the worldwide economy.
Monday, May 7, 2007 - A Telecast On Growing and Keeping Your Region’s Businesses
On Monday, May 7, 2007, 3:00pm to 3:30pm EDT, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled Growing and Keeping Your Region’s Businesses. The show features U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Sandy K. Baruah and a panel of experts who discuss business retention and expansion in this program, and provide “how-to” examples that feature local, regional, state, and multi-state initiatives. The panel of experts includes: Amy Bunton is responsible for overseeing the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) effort to support existing businesses and industry in job creation and capital investment. The TVA is the public power provider for a seven state region in the Southeast. Last year it directly contributed to the recruitment or retention of 52,000 jobs in the region. She is the incoming president of Business Retention Expansion International (BREI), a non-profit association of economic development professionals who are working for the advancement of business retention and expansion as an economic development strategy for communities.Terry Dickey, Director of Economic Development for the Cincinnati USA Partnership, who discusses on the show a win-win approach to business retention through a Regional Business Retention Committee, which meets with 300-400 companies annually within the Cincinnati USA region. Joseph McClure, Executive Director the Big Sky Economic Development Authority in Billings, Montana, who demonstrates how a rural area incorporated volunteers into a program known as Business Expansion and Retention – or BEAR – which has evolved into a three-tier network of volunteers. Tune in to what promises to be a lively discussion on business retention and expansion and learn how to maximize results, retain jobs and talent, and increase exports. Discover new ways to partner, collaborate, and cooperate in a regional setting.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - A Telecast On Faith-Based Economic Development
On Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 3:00-4:00 PM EST, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled Faith-Based Economic Development. Faith-Based Economic Development focuses on the impacts of faith-based initiatives on economic development. Faith-based and community organizations have a long tradition of helping Americans in need and together represent an integral part of our nation’s social service network. The telecast features Senator Kit Bond of Missouri and Jay Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Sandy Baruah, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development presents two award-winning examples. The Assistant Secretary interviewed representatives from the William M. Factory Small Business Incubator that recently received a service award from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives as champions of compassion. The telecast also showcases the recognition ceremony of the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, MO, in which it received a Department of Commerce EDA award for Excellence in Economic Development in the category of Community and Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurship.
HOSTSandy Baruah, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
With on-site interviews by Bryan Borlik, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, EDA, U.S. Department of CommercePANELISTSThe William M. Factory Small Business Incubator:Reverend Arthur Banks, Immediate Past Chair and Pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Tacoma, WashingtonTim Strege, Executive Director, William M. Factory Small Business IncubatorColleen Hall Barta, Assistant Executive Director, William M. Factory Small Business IncubatorMatt Newell, Co-Owner, Nor Pac Enterprises, Tacoma, Washington and a tenant at the William M. Factory Small Business IncubatorThe St. Patrick Center:Hon. Francis Slay, Mayor of St. Louis, MissouriDan Buck, CEO, St. Patrick CenterEdith Cunnane, Founder, St. Patrick CenterLeo Paradis, former Executive Director and volunteer, St. Patrick Center
For telecast questions contact Peggy Tadej at 202.986.1032 ext 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - A Telecast On Building Business on the Border
On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 3:00-4:00 PM EST, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled Building Business on the Border. Building Business on the Border highlights leading regional strategies to promote innovation-led economic development that capitalizes on the assets of being located on the U.S.-Mexico border. The featured strategies will serve as models for the many communities and regions that exist along this 2,000-mile border. The primary purpose of this bi-national enterprise is to promote and support scientific and technological collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico.This program concentrates on the economic successes of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as the CANAMEX alliance. These economic development approaches are different in that they focus on public-private resources on business formation and expansion using applied technology research. This approach goes beyond typical business development and incubator initiatives by focusing on the aspects of technology commercialization. The economic development strategies include applied research, technology/product development, advanced training, business planning, mentoring, incubation, business technology acceleration, and marketing.Host Matthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of CommercePanelistsFor more information please read Economic Development Today, Telecast Information Flyer PDF or contact Peggy Tadej, 202.986.1032 ext 224.
Thursday October 5, 2006 - A Telecast on Regional Economic Development in Florida
On Thursday, October 5, 2006, from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. EDT, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled Regional Economic Development in Florida. The telecast, now online, showcases “best practice” examples of regional economic development in Florida, and features interviews with Florida Governor Jeb Bush and other leaders from the public and private sectors, who are collaborating across political boundaries to meet the challenges of 21st century economic development. The Miami and Tampa/Clearwater Regions in the South Central Florida Mega Region are featured. This show also features a part of NARC’s 5th Annual Metropolitan Regions Forum that focuses on Florida, and brings together the twenty largest metropolitan regions across the United States. Topics addressed include: infrastructure (transportation, environmental, financing), linkages to the global economy, workforce development, and faith-based initiatives.Host Matthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of CommercePanelistsHon. Jeb Bush, Governor of FloridaSouth Central Florida Mega Region:Carolyn A. Dekle, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC)James F. Murley, Director, Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban and Environmental SolutionsNeisen Kasdin, Chair, Beacon CouncilHon. Rick Baker, Mayor of St. PetersburgHon. Frank Hibbard, Mayor of ClearwaterDaniel Bernard, President, Somebody Cares Tampa BayFor more information please read Economic Development Today, Telecast Information Flyer PDF. For general telecast questions please call Peggy Tadej, 202.986.1032 ext 224.
Thursday July 20, 2006 - A Telecast on North Dakota’s Strategy for Growth in the 21st Century: A Rural Economy in Transition
On Thursday, July 20, 2006, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled North Dakota’s Strategy for Growth in the 21st Century: A Rural Economy in Transition. North Dakota is one of only two states, in the past five years, to grow its advanced manufacturing industry with the creation of 1,900 jobs. It is also among the leaders in per capita personal income growth with an increase of 25 percent between 2000 and 2004. The telecast features North Dakota Governor John Hoeven who has clustered the five industries of energy, value-added agriculture, high-technology business services, tourism and advanced manufacturing to spur economic growth. The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Technology Park, Inc. was the 2006 winner of EDA’s Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of Technology-led Economic Development. NDSU’s Research and Technology Park was selected for their diverse mix of researchers, collaboration with business to discover unique approaches to create marketable applications and build economic opportunities for the state. Private sector representatives from the gasification industry will also provide successes and challenges. Along with having the only gasification plant in North America, North Dakota is involved in other energy sectors such as Liquefaction, Coal Drying, Ethanol Plants, and Power Plants. For more information please read Economic Development Today, Telecast Information Flyer PDF. For general telecast questions please call Peggy Tadej, 202.986.1032 ext 224.ModeratorMatthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, E.D.A., U.S. Department of CommercePanelistsHon. John Hoeven, Governor, North DakotaDr. Philip Boudjouk, Vice President, Research Creative Activities and Technologies Transfer; North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park, Inc.Fred Stern, Plant Manager, Great Plains Synfuels Plant, Beulah, NDAl Christianson, North Dakota Business Services Representative, Great River Energy, Underwood, North Dakota (Coal Creek Station)Shane Goettle, Commissioner, North Dakota Department of Commerce
May 10, 2006 - A Telecast on Community Economic Development to Support Growth
On Tuesday, May 10, 2006, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast entitled Community Economic Development to Support Growth. Over the next five years, more than a dozen military installations and their surrounding communities will experience growth ranging from 5,000 to over 20,000 personnel and their families as a result of BRAC 05, IGPBS and Transformation, requiring a different approach to a different set of issues from communities facing downsizing. Telecast viewers will see successful examples from communities that have previously managed growth issues related to military installations receiving new missions, troop units and significant numbers of additional defense personnel. The telecast features the “Communities Responding to Growth” presentation as taped from the OSD/Military Service/Community Conference “Responding to BRAC 05” held in Atlanta, Georgia on May 2-5, 2006. https://www.respondingtobrac.com/conference.asp Department of Defense and other officials are also interviewed regarding the BRAC process. The OSD/Military Service/Community Conference presents state and local officials with helpful perspectives for responding to the anticipated growth or downsizing actions arising from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC 05) process, the Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy (IGPBS), and Transformation. ModeratorMatthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, E.D.A., U.S. Department of CommercePanelistsElizabeth Bax, Executive Director, Rolla Regional Economic Committee Terrance Roche, Former Installation Commander, Fort Drum, N.Y.
March 28, 2006 - Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovative Leadership
On Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, the Economic Development Administration aired a telecast, entitled Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovative Leadership. As part of the Economic Development Administration’s continuing commitment to growing rural economies, this telecast focuses on “Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovative Leadership.” Rural America is home to nearly a quarter of the nation’s people and research findings reveal that rural America performs differently than the rest of the U.S. economy due to the changing technological and global challenges.Rural development initiatives are critical components for America’s global stability and competitiveness in the world wide economy helping to fuel regions throughout America. While traditional economic development strategies have struggled to yield outcomes in rural communities in an era of increased global competition, there has been an increased emphasis on rural entrepreneurship and innovation. The panelists addressed the following:• Research findings on building support systems for rural entrepreneurs• Success stories of how rural communities have developed from within• Examples of entrepreneurs that have benefited from their unique local assets• Lessons learned for rural communities to strengthen their workforce and tap into a world wide economy The telecast featured the Kellogg Foundation which has been at the forefront of developing a framework for economic development practitioners who are trying to implement the best ideas about entrepreneurship in their rural places. The foundation panelist provided examples of innovative leaders. Two rural businesses provided their experience and progress as sustainable innovative leaders in their regions. ModeratorMatthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, Economic Development AdministrationPanelistsDr. Richard Foster, Vice President for Programs, Food Systems, Rural Development and Leadership, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Linda Baird, Owner, Little Kentucy Smokehouse, Uniontown, KY James W. Glasscock, Owner/Manager, Laurel Creek Hardwood, Inc., Richwood, W. Virginia
February 14, 2006 - Global Gateways.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2006, the Economic Development Administration hosted a telecast entitled Global Gateways.“Global Gateways” are areas throughout the United States that are critical corridors to reaching world markets. To compete in an inter-connected world-wide economy, America’s regions must be linked within as well as externally throughout the world. Cities and towns along these critical corridors must focus on managing the links between transportation, critical infrastructure investments and economic development. This includes new institutional arrangements for interstate and international relations, accessing federal funding, and building international relationships. Panelists focused on challenges and opportunities; issues faced by ocean and inland ports; unexpected outcomes from new technology; and lessons learned on transportation, economic development, tourism and international trade. ModeratorMatthew E. Crow, Director of Communications, E.D.A., U.S. Department of CommercePanelistsMr. Gary Gallegos, Executive Director, San Diego Association of GovernmentsMs. Gayle Rusing, CEcD, President/CEO, Greater Yuma Economic Development CorporationMr. Jeffrey Heller, Assistant Vice-President, International Marketing, Norfolk Southern Corporation Please contact Peggy Tadej for more information about the show and viewing instructions at 202-986-1032 x224 or go to www.narc.org/ed/ecodev-main.html.
December 6, 2005 - Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum: Lessons Learned
On Tuesday, December 6, 2005 the Economic Development Administration hosted a telecast, entitled Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum: Lessons Learned. In recent years, American businesses have endured adversity at the hands of numerous natural and manmade disasters. The show featured three stories of business recovery after the numerous hurricanes in Florida and the terrorist attack in New York City. The three panelists focused on six main business recovery themes: infrastructure development for economic development; workforce development; financial tools for large and small businesses; coordination and implementation; image building and crafting the media message; and the Legislative agenda. The show also includes an interview of Eric Stewart, Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Hurricane Contracting Information Center, which provides a central point of reference for businesses, especially minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and small- and medium-size enterprises, to register for and become aware of federal contracting opportunities in the Gulf Coast.Moderator: Matt Crow, Director of Communications, Economic Development Administration Guests: Mickie Valente, Director of Partner Relations, Enterprise Florida; Maria Gotsch, Co-CEO, NYC Investment Fund: Amy Schoch, Deputy Commissioner, Manufacturing & Environmental Program, Empire State Development.
September 26, 2005 - The Report of the Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee:
The Economic Development Administration hosted a telecast entitled The Report of the Strengthening America’s Communities Advisory Committee. The telecast featured members of the Strengthening America’s Communities Advisory Committee and discussed the Committee’s recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on the planning and successful implementation of the President’s Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative. The Advisory Committee presented its report to the Secretary of Commerce on July 21, 2005. The report is now public and is available at the Initiative’s website at www.doc.gov/SACI.Guests of the show include: • Mr. Brian J. Aungst, Sr., Former Mayor of Clearwater, FL, Regional Director of Public Relations, Bright House Networks, Clearwater, FL • Dr. Mark Drabenstott, Director, Center for the Study of Rural America, and Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO • Mr. Jim Yeager, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC
July 27, 2005 - Building a 21st Century World Class Workforce:
EDA hosted a satellite telecast that showcases bold, new initiatives in the expansion of workforce development systems for maintaining and strengthening America’s economic strength. America must ensure that its workers have the opportunity to equip themselves with the necessary tools to succeed in a new and dynamic global economy. This will require local, regional, state and federal partnerships that closely link economic development and workforce development efforts. The show included discussions on what it takes to build a world class workforce, including an example of a new streamlined workforce development system in the state of Mississippi and a community college perspective of how local efforts are putting these concepts into practice. Guests: • The Honorable Haley Barbour, Governor, State of Mississippi• Mr. Dennis Donovan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, The Home Depot • Ms. Emily DeRocco, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of Labor• Dr. P. Anthony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC• Mr. Sandy Baruah, Chief of Staff, Economic Development AdministrationFor more information please read Economic Development Today, Telecast Information Flyer PDF.
March 15, 2005 - Strengthening America's Communities Initiative
The President's Strengthening America's Communities Initiative is an innovative economic and community development strategy to help strengthen America's transitioning and most needy communities. The President's initiative, proposed in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 budget, consolidates 18 existing programs, simplifies access to the Federal system, sets new eligibility criteria, and establishes strong accountability standards all in exchange for the flexible use of the funds so that communities most in need will be assisted. The new $3.71 billion unified grant-making program better targets assistance and will achieve greater results for low-income persons and economically-distressed areas.The show features related and topical research findings by the Council on Competitiveness and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, as well as an overview by the White House and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development David Sampson on the underlying principles, reasons for reform, and implementation process of the Strengthening America's Communities Initiative.Guests include: Ms. Terrell Halaska, Domestic Policy Council, The White House
Dr. David A. Sampson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
Ms. Deirdre Coyle, Senior Vice President and Director of Communications, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Ms. Deborah Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness
January 18 2005 – Marriage of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Model for High-Growth Economic Development
Mr. Sandy Baruah, Chief of Staff to Dr. David Sampson Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, and his guests to discuss the marriage of innovation and entrepreneurship: a new model for high-growth economic development. Our guests will address different perspectives on the marriage of innovation and entrepreneurship that represent the private sector, federal government, state government, and university. The panel will include: Ms. Kathleen N. Kingscott, IBM; Mr. Phillip Bond, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology; Mr. Bo Taff, Director, Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, from the state of Florida; Mr. Greg Fairbrothers, Director, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network; and Mr. Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart, Inc in Cleveland, OH.
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