The University and Regional Economic Development
Date change: New date is April 8, 2014
(Originally scheduled for October 22, 2013)
Washington D.C., Location to be announced
Over the last thirty years, the American research university has served as an engine of new business creation. Over 6,000 new companies have been spun out of U.S. universities over the last three decades, including many of the world’s leading technology firms.
Today, as universities like CMU become more global in focus, they also have an important role to play in regional economic development. Using the greater Pittsburgh region as a model, this panel will explore the ways in which universities can drive job growth and company creation on a local and national scale.