Infrastructure for the 21st Century:

How EDA Might Help

John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary,

Economic Development Administration

Economic Development in Ohio: The Role of Community Foundations

Ronn Richard, President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation

2:45 PM  

Coffee Break

3:00 PM  

Keynote Address: Investing in Ohio

James Leftwich, Director, Ohio Department of Development

3:30 PM  

Panel IV: State and Regional Innovation Programs

Moderator: Richard Bendis, Innovation America

Current Trends and Challenges in State Innovation Programs

Dan Berglund, President & CEO, State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI)

The Role of NorTech: Promoting Innovation and Economic Development

Rebecca O. Bagley, President & CEO, NorTech

4:15 PM  

Panel V: The New Energy Economy in Ohio

Moderator: Gary Leidich, Executive Vice President,


The Ohio Energy Economy: Needs, Opportunities, and Initiatives

David Wilhelm, Founder & President, Woodland

Venture Management

ARPA-e Initiatives

Jonathan Burbaum, ARPA-e

Building Clean Energy Companies in Ohio:

What Needs to Be Done

Lorry Wagner, President, LEEDCo

5:00 PM  

Adjourn Day 1

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