Rethinking Economic Renewal

April 15, 2015
Washington, D.C.

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Across the nation, many American communities continue to struggle to reach their full economic potential, especially in the wake of the recession and the structural changes to the economy. Yet largely untapped resources exist in private sector investor networks, and emerging policy mechanisms could facilitate connections between financial resources and the communities that need them most.

The Atlantic, along with our underwriter the Economic Innovation Group, convened for a bipartisan conversation around legislative efforts and public-private partnerships promoting sustained, strategic investments to address the challenges facing America's struggling cities.

Newseum Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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8:00 a.m. Guest Arrival and Registration

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic, and President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Steve Glickman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Economic Innovation Group

8:35 a.m. Panel Discussion

  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Kevin Hassett, State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Amy Liu, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

9:20 a.m. Session Transition

  • Margaret Low Smith
  • John Lettieri, Co-Founder and Senior Director for Policy and Strategy, Economic Innovation Group

9:25 a.m. Headline Interview

  • Cory Booker, Senator (D-NJ), U.S. Senate
  • Tim Scott, Senator (R-SC), U.S. Senate
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons

10:00 a.m. Closing Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith

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