Advanced Manufacturing Discussion in Alaska – UEDA/IEDC Conferences 9/28 – 10/7

Anchorage is fortunate to be hosting the University Economic Development Association and the International Economic Development Council annual conferences in Anchorage this fall.

Program for IEDC – Program for the UEDA –

There will be a special bridging session October 1, 2015 on the partnerships between the economic development and education community.

The first session of the bridging session will be on advanced manufacturing.  I’ll be moderating the panel that includes:

  • Charles A. Hayes, CEcD, President & CEO, Research Triangle Regional Partnership
  • Dr. John Provo, Director, Office of Economic Development, Virginia Tech
  • Charles E. Shoopman, Jr., Assistant Vice President, University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service

We’ll be addressing issues related to government, industry and education involvement in the challenges and opportunities of economic development.

Below are some resources I’m gathering in preparation for the session. Please leave a comment or contact me if you have specific questions you’d like addressed or can suggest additional issues or content for the session.

What is advanced manufacturing?

National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Manufacturing Extension Partnership –

National Association of Manufacturers –

Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium –



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