HOUSE MANUFACTURING CAUCUS and
MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITIES
Manufacturing Communities - What is the Role of Local Governments in Attracting and Retaining a Community’s Manufacturing Investment and Jobs?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 212-10
The briefing will bring together local government leaders who have experienced disruptions in their manufacturing workforce and who have had to endeavor to maintain their manufacturing investment or completely redevelop their local economies. The panelists will discuss the methods they employed and obstacles they faced in achieving their goals, including a focus on infrastructure improvements, creating public/private partnerships, and attracting foreign direct investment.
Members invited include:
Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Tim Ryan (D-OH),
Co-Chairs of the House Manufacturing Caucus
Introductions by Andrew Bicos, Legislative Fellow, Office of Rep. Reed
Moderator: Bill Hanka, Manufacturing Alliance of Communities (MAC)
• Mayor Thomas Broderick, Anderson, IN
• Mayor Kevin Hurst, Walton Hills, OH
• Lance Hedquist, City Administrator, South Sioux City, NE
• Petra Mitchell, Catalyst Connection (representing Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA)