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Last Updated: 9/17/2018

Sixth Annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness: Understanding Competitiveness and a Call to Action

Transformative investments are happening in our mega-region. Hear first-hand from decision-makers in the private sector, government, and academia, and have your questions answered at this year’s invitation-only Summit on Regional Competitiveness!

Register today for the not-to-be missed Sixth Annual Summit on October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in partnership with the Alliance for Regional Development.

The Milwaukee-Chicago-Northwest Indiana corridor is an economic powerhouse and regional collaboration benefits across state lines. There are best practices to share, thought leaders to hear from, networking opportunities, and exciting initiatives to embrace.

This year, the program will have many highlights, including insights on:

  • U.S. Steel’s $750 million investment in its Gary, Indiana, plant
  • Foxconn, the world's largest contract maker of electronics with its U.S. plant in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Lessons learned over the past 25 years from the opening and subsequent expansion of the BMW Manufacturing Company in South Carolina and how our mega-region can benefit from a supply chain cluster strategy
  • Doing business in the twenty-first century’s global economy and how recent national policies are impacting businesses

Each year, the Summit serves as an important event for regional stakeholders to meet, network, and identify areas for collaboration.

This is an invitation-only event. For information on how to be added to the guest list, please contact Kelly O'Brien, President of the Alliance for Regional Development, at kobrien@alliancerd.org.


More Information
Monday, 10/29/18
8:00 AM
Coffee and Pastries
8:20 AM
Overview of Conference App
8:30 AM
Greeting and Welcome
Jeremiah Boyle, Assistant Vice President and Managing Director, Community Development and Policy Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:40 AM
Keynote Address: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Policies
Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Foxconn Investment
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Foxconn Panel
11:05 AM
Keynote Adress: CEO in the Mega-Region
11:30 AM
Keynote Address: OECD and the Mega-Region
11:55 AM
Lunch Buffet and Presentation
1:00 PM
BMW Expansion, Spartanburg, South Carolina
2:00 PM
Northwest Indiana Development
2:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Event Information
Event Contact
Community Development and Policy Studies

10/29/18  - 10/29/18
Registration Deadline
Monday, October 22, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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