Keynote Presentation 

10:30 am – 12:00 noon 


Joseph Parilla, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program  

Joseph conducts research on the trends and policies that shape economic performance in cities and regions in the United States and across the world.  As the lead scholar on the program’s Global Cities Initiative, he has conducted numerous studies of regional economic conditions, including metro-level trade, productivity, and competitiveness assessments.  More recently, Joseph helped to lead Brookings’ Inclusive Economic Development Lab, directing a unique analysis of how economic development incentives align with principles of inclusive growth.