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June 11, 2012
 
 
Chandler & ASU Host Economic Summit Aimed at Solutions
 
Chandler, AZ--  The City of Chandler and Arizona State University have partnered to present a results-oriented Economic Summit, featuring a blue ribbon line up of industry leaders, presentations and workshops. 
 
Top community, government and business leaders will discuss the importance of the Industrial base in Arizona at the ASU/Chandler Economic Summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Avenue.
 
Each segment of this summit will revolve around professional research on challenges facing Arizona, with the goal of finding solutions.  By the end of the summit, priorities and working groups will be established to address each challenge, along with lists of volunteers and leaders ready to take action on solutions.
 
The day begins with a welcome and introduction from Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, ASU Associate Vice President for Economic Affairs Todd Hardy, and Chandler Economic Development Director Christine Mackay. 
 
The opening presentation will set the stage with the release of a new study by the Seidman Research Institute, “The Economic Base of Arizona, Metro Phoenix and Metro Tucson”.   It will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dennis Hoffman, PhD, Seidman Institute Director.
 
A networking lunch will feature keynote speaker Jason Bagley, Government Affairs Manager at Intel, while workshops and panel discussions will be presented on the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain Study, and the Science & Technology Workforce in Arizona.
 
Businesses, entrepreneurs and residents interested in making an impact on Arizona’s future are encouraged to attend.  The Economic Summit is free and open to the public.