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Hard times, solid policies to renew American communities

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On October 13, 2010, Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) joined former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, New York City Deputy Mayor Steve Goldsmith, and other experts in a Hamilton Project forum focused on policy solutions for renewing American communities.

The Hamilton Project released a strategy paper and three new proposals that provide a range of options for helping communities and workers recover from recent economic shocks. Following the presentation of papers, Hamilton Project Director and Brookings Senior Fellow Michael Greenstone moderated a discussion among the authors and Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Studies Program at Brookings. A panel of corporate and community leaders provided their perspectives on the tools necessary for recovery, and Governor Granholm closed the event with keynote remarks.



Roger C. Altman
Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners

Panel Discussion: Possible Solutions for Growth and Regeneration

Timothy J. Bartik
Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Bruce Katz
Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

Jens Ludwig
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy,
The Harris School, The Univesity of Chicago

Daniel Sullivan
Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Moderator: Michael Greenstone
Director, The Hamilton Project

Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Front Lines of American Communities

The Honorable Steve Goldsmith
Deputy Mayor, New York City
Former Mayor, Indianapolis

Joel Mastervich
President and COO, V&M Star

Michael Rubinger
President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Honorable Ashley Swearengin
Mayor, Fresno

Moderator: Robert E. Rubin
Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.)
Governor of Michigan