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Ninth Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards and Summit
Infrastructure for Equitable Economic Growth
September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The COVID-19 recovery presents a turning point for Gateway Cities. After decades without access to resources to adapt to a changing economy, these regional urban centers will finally have an opportunity to invest in the future.
They face an enormous task list: replace aging water and sewer systems, modernize the electric grid, provide internet connectivity to thousands of households left behind in the digital era, and build multi-modal transportation networks for the 21st century.
At this year’s summit, Infrastructure for Equitable Economic Growth, we will look at how Gateway Cities can leverage infrastructure investment to grow businesses owned by people of color and build community wealth.
Chief Operating Officer, MassINC
Recognizing the recipient of the Mayor Bill Carpenter Award for Excellence in Gateway City Leadership
Mayor Thomas M. McGee
City of Lynn
Keynote Address & Gateway Cities Champion Award Honoree
Congressman Richard Neal MA 1st District
Chairman of Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Recognizing Gateway Cities Champion Award Honoree
Dr. Tracy Corley
Director of Research and Partnerships, Conservation Law Foundation
Recognizing the Gateway Cities Innovation Award Honorees
Founding Executive Director, Mill Cities Community Investments
Regional Director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Western Regional Office
President, NAACP Worcester
Former VP, The Economic Development Council of Western MA
Executive Director, Gateway Cities Innovation Institute and Research Director, MassINC
Moderated by Shirley Leung
Business Columnist and Editor, Boston Globe
J. Phillip Thompson
Deputy Mayor for Strategic Investments, City of New York