Seeding the Knowledge Economy: Education and Economic Development

Presented by CSG’s Education Task Force
Working Lunch
Friday, May 21
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Julliard Complex, 5th Floor
The key to states’ success in economic development is no longer just the traditional packages of tax breaks, incentives and infrastructure, according to a study by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. State educational institutions are proving to be a vital part of economic development as well. Economists term this “the knowledge economy” and most successful businesses will be those that depend on research,
new ideas, technology and upgraded skills of the work force. Some innovative programs ensure that states are meeting local and regional work force needs by working with individual employers, employer associations, economic development agencies, business and industry to identify the needed skill sets. This program will illustrate ways states can develop partnerships with industry and higher education to stimulate the economy.
Rep. Arnie Roblan
Jim Applegate
Senior Vice President for Program Development
Lumina Foundation for Education



Watson Scott Swail
President & CEO
The Educational Policy Institute