A Most Important Summit on Job Creation

I’m delighted that I’ve been asked to co-organize and moderate a two-day National Job Creation Summit in Scranton June 14-15. I’ll present my own conclusions but my primary job is going to be to get others to cross-pollinate among these different fields: cluster development experts, workforce development people, entrepeneurs, university professors who teach entrepreneurship, technology transfer experts (we’ll have Alice Li, from Cornell University, which is exciting), plus many others. The key to making state and regional ecosystems click is that the different participants have to come together to develop a vision and understand their roles in making it become a reality. Too many parts of America have not yet learned the lessons that Boston, Austin and San Diego have, taking their cue from Silicon Valley. Please come to this conference if you are even remotely interested in using technology clusters to promote growth in America.

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