Keynote Presentation
10:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

Joe leads the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program’s research portfolio on metro economic performance and development. Most recently, he authored the report “Opportunity for Growth,” which argues that reducing barriers to economic inclusion can benefit firms, workers, and local economies. That report built on lessons from Brookings’ Inclusive Economic Development Lab, a six-month project through which Joe provided research and practical guidance to three regional economic development organizations. In his presentation, he’ll outline set of principles that define a more expansive vision of economic development that responds to rapid technological and demographic changes.