The briefing will bring together local government leaders who have experienced disruptions in their manufacturing workforce and who have had to endeavor to maintain their manufacturing investment or completely redevelop their local economies. The panelists will discuss the methods they employed and obstacles they faced in achieving their goals, including a focus on infrastructure improvements, creating public/private partnerships, and attracting foreign direct investment.
Moderator: Bill Hanka, Manufacturing Alliance of Communities (MAC)
• Mayor Thomas Broderick, Anderson, IN
• Mayor Kevin Hurst, Walton Hills, OH
• Lance Hedquist, City Administrator, South Sioux City, NE
• Petra Mitchell, Catalyst Connection (representing Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA