GNO, Inc. Releases 2015 Super Region Canvas Itinerary

NEW ORLEANS – Greater New Orleans, Inc. released the itinerary for the upcoming 2015 Super Region Canvas in partnership with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) to the Phoenix and Tucson regions of Arizona.

         From Sunday, April 19, to Tuesday, April 21, 2015, panel presentations will feature education and workforce, health care and bioscience, entrepreneurship and transportation planning and economic growth.

         “The canvas workshop presents business, community and elected leaders of South Louisiana the best practices of other communities around the country to support economic prosperity," said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. "We encourage interested individuals to register now, as we expect to reach full participation capacity over the coming days."

         Lead author of Megapolitan: Sun Corridor, Grady Gammage, Jr, Senior Fellow at Arizona State University's Institute for Public Policy, will outline the region's twenty-year plan to develop into an economically strong and dynamic “super-region.” Experts from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Arizona State University (ASU), the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Center, and executives from private industry are slated to speak. Representatives from higher education institutions and education reform organizations will address workforce preparedness through unique partnerships with industry and business. Successful entrepreneurs and executives from entrepreneurship support resources will discuss access to capital, the impact of local business on the regional economy, and a focused approach to cultivating startups through a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. The trip will conclude in Tucson, where the development of streetcar service stimulated the economic revitalization of the downtown area.  The executive director of Maricopa Association of Governments, the Phoenix area’s metropolitan planning organization, will discuss that organization’s nationally recognized, “innovative” approach to transportation infrastructure development.

         This year’s Canvas programs will take place at ASU SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, as well as the Phoenix Union School's state-of-the art conference facility on University of Arizona's Biomedical Campus, and Tucson Electric Power in downtown Tucson. An evening outing will take place at the Arizona Science Center.

         View a full itinerary or register for the Canvas Workshop here

 

 

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