|Nationally renowned futurist to present "Forging the New American Heartland"|
While the collision of technology, entrepreneurship, education, energy and community in today's volatile global economy creates a wealth of dilemmas, it also creates a wealth of opportunity for economic development – especially right here on the Great Plains. The College of Business and Public Administration and the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce will host author, analyst, and nationally-renowned speaker Joel Kotkin, who addresses this very issue in his upcoming presentation, "Forging the New American Heartland." The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, at 3:15 p.m. in Room 1, Gamble Hall. All members of the UND community and Greater Grand Forks businesses are invited to attend.
Kotkin is the author of the critically acclaimed "The City: A Global History," as well as the best-selling "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape" (Random House, 2000). Kotkin is an Irvine Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and is a highly respected speaker and futurist. He consults for many leading economic development organizations, private companies, regions and cities. He lectures widely in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe, and has addressed both Democratic and Republican Congressional groups and has testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress and the State of California Economic Strategy Panel. He is highly sought after as a speaker by major business and financial organizations.
Kotkin will outline factors influencing current economic development trends and other revolutions in the areas of telecommunications and entrepreneurship, and will discuss ideas for creating a robust future-oriented development strategy for opportunity and growth in the region. Please join in this interesting and informative event. For more information, check out www.joelkotkin.com.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, email@example.com, 777-6937