Survey: Local Government’s Role in the Innovation Economy

Posted on November 27, 2015

ELGL will be represented on two panels at the Governing Leadership Forum in Sacramento, CA on December 8. As we prepare our presentation, we want your input. Please take a few minutes to give us your take on the New Innovation Economy. By completing the survey, you will be entered to win #ELGL15 swag and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Survey Link: The New Innovation Economy


The New Innovation Economy

Powered by the rapid proliferation of technology, data, and mobility, The New Innovation Economy has quickly become a mainstream concept, emphasizing entrepreneurship, creativity and ideas as the drivers for increased productivity and future growth. This new economic model both disrupts traditional approaches to economic and workforce development but also offers new opportunities and entry points for individuals and communities to compete in the global market place. And as cities, counties and states work to position themselves in an increasingly networked and globalized framework, there also is renewed emphasis on the role of place-making and community wealth building. In this session, we will explore new directions in education, workforce development, and economic planning, as well as new cross-sector and regional collaborations to help keep California’s edge in the innovation economy.

  • Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica, California
  • The Honorable Lindsey Horvath, Mayor, City of West Hollywood, California
  • Michael Tosh, Director, US State and Local Public Sector, PwC
  • Kent Wyatt, Senior Management Analyst, City of Tigard, Oregon & Co-Founder, ELGL

Moderator: Noel Hollis, Business Development Director, Governing

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