November 4, 2010
PhD Candidate Scott Dempwolf will participate in the Transformative Regional Engagement (TRE) Roundtable December 7-8, 2010, in Washington, DC. The focus of the Roundtable will be "Providing a Uniquely American Solution to Global Innovation Challenges: Unleashing the Power of Universities in Regions." The University of Maryland is a TRE Network Partner.
The meeting is a one-of-a-kind gathering of thought leaders coming together to address the nation's move to regionalism in growth and development. It is an elite, invitation-only forum for key leaders supportive of the growing power of regionalism. Dempwolf was selected to represent REDDI, a regional economic development district that he has been involved with over the past eight years.
This network and meeting involve the private, university, government, and nonprofit sectors for the purpose of integrating leading practice and scholarship into strengthened policy. The TRE Roundtable meeting has a two-fold focus on: (1) solidifying an umbrella of networks and connections across sectors involved in regional development, and (2) building an agenda that influences public policy at the federal, state, and local levels and supports innovation-based regional development.
This year's Roundtable agenda is highly aligned with Dempwolf's
dissertation topic, How Innovation Networks and Technology Affect Local
Economic Growth: Designing Policies that Foster Innovation and
Entrepreneurship in Smaller Manufacturing Regions. Dempwolf is also the
lead author of "The Uses of Social Network Analysis in Planning,"
forthcoming in the Journal of Planning Literature.
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