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The Sixth Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards
October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Sixth Annual Gateway Cities Summit and Awards Luncheon will focus on how Gateway Cities can reshape their economies to compete for economic growth. From forming regional training partnerships to designing transportation networks and industrial districts, we’ll look at how Gateway Cities develop and execute strategies to compete for broadly-shared prosperity.
Summit | 10 am to 12 pm
Keynote Address by Alan Berube, Senior Fellow, Brookings
Alan Berube is senior fellow and deputy director at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Alan will share his experiences from across Brookings Metro on how to strengthen economic opportunity in regions, cities, and communities.
Alan’s opening presentation will be followed by two panels led by Gateway City leaders deeply immersed in the work. The topics for these tightly focused interactive conversations will be strategies for inclusive growth, and implementing strategies with limited resources.
Conversation 1: Strategies for Inclusive Growth
Teresa Lynch, Principal, MassEconomics
Lauren A. Liss, President and CEO, MassDevelopment
Chris Rezendes, Managing Director, Spherical | Analytics (ImpactLABS)
Derek Santos, Executive Director, New Bedford Economic Development Council
Conversation 2: Implementing Strategies with Limited Resources
Aimee Ward Weeden, COO, MassINC
Ira Moskowitz, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs, MA Tech. CollaborativeLaura L. Douglas, President, Bristol Community College
Andrea Wagner, Senior VP of Business Development, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing
Recipients of the 2018 Gateway Cities Champion Awards
The Honorable Antonio Cabral and Anne Haynes
Innovation Award recipients!
Lawrence High School
New Bedford Regeneration Committee
SouthCoast Development Partnership
Spherical | Analytics (ImpactLABS)
Springfield Technical Community College
The Annual Summit and Awards Luncheon is MassINC’s premier fundraiser to support the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aimee Ward Weeden at firstname.lastname@example.org