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The New American Heartland

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The New American Heartland

08:30am—01:40pm
Wednesday October 24
Wednesday October 24 2018
PAST EVENT Wednesday October 24 2018

Between 1965 and 2016, real GDP in America's "Eastern Heartland," a twelve-state region stretching from Louisiana to Michigan, rose by about 2% a year—far slower than in the country's Mountain West and coastal regions. In the past two decades, the heartland has seen historic increases in joblessness, too.

Yet there are also signs of a revival, in Indiana and in other places that have embraced pro-growth policies such as Columbus, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. On October 24, the Manhattan Institute hosted a special symposium in Indianapolis, with some of the region's leading policymakers and educational innovators to discuss how they are putting their best ideas to work.

8:30AM - 9:00AM

BREAKFAST/REGISTRATION

9:00AM - 9:05AM

Welcome Remarks

Lawrence Mone, President, MI

9:05AM - 9:20AM

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE: “Saving the Heartland”

Edward Glaeser, Senior Fellow, MI

9:20AM - 9:50AM

CONVERSATION: “Heartland Assets”

Howard Husock, Vice President, MI
Aaron Renn, Senior Fellow, MI

9:50AM - 10:00AM

BREAK

10:00AM - 11:00AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Heartland Talent”

Moderator: Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, MI

Jerry Burke, Director of Education, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
Audra Peterson, Director, La Porte County Career and Technical Education

11:00AM - 12:00PM

MAYOR’S CONVERSATION: “Solutions from the Cities”

Moderator: Edward Glaeser

Greg Goodnight, Mayor, City of Kokomo
Daniel Horrigan, Mayor, City of Akron

12:00PM - 1:00PM

LUNCH

1:00PM - 1:30PM

GOVERNOR'S INTERVIEW: "Heartland Growth"

Moderator: Troy Senik, Vice President, MI

Eric Holcomb, Governor, State of Indiana

1:30PM - 1:40PM

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Edward Glaeser

MEDIA CONTACT

212-599-7000

communications@manhattan-institute.org

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