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Reknown economist to keynote Chamber Annual Meeting

Dr. Ned Hill

If you are concerned about the economy and want to know what is going to happen in 2010 and beyond, you can find out on February 25.  Dr. Ned Hill, Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, will be the keynote speaker. 

Accomplished, published, respected, honored

His resume is long and distinguished.  Graduate degrees from MIT.  Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Fellow at UC Berkeley.  Member of MacArthur Foundation Research Network.  Chair of Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board.  Chair of Competitiveness Task Force on Ohio’s Auto Industry Support Council.  Chair of federal taskforce on economic development.  Former editor of Economic Development Quarterly.  Recipient of many awards and on numerous boards.  Author of two books, co-editor of five books, and author of over 90 articles, book chapters, and columns.

Great speaker

Not only is Dr. Hill a well-respected economist, he is a fabulous speaker, and will employ wit, humor, and incredible insight as he lets us know what is happening and what is coming down the pike.  The following is the closing excerpt from a speech Dr. Hill gave to Ohio’s economic development professionals at the 2009 Ohio Economic Development  Association annual meeting.  He wraps up his comments by talking about how ED is not about jobs but about product and the types of companies that are out there in the marketplace.


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