Re-igniting the Economy and Equality of Economic Opportunity

I want to cover a couple of economic issues with this post: re-igniting the regional economy and equality of economic opportunity.

Regarding the first, you may have seen the recent story in BizWest titled “Economic developers draft plan to reignite business recovery.” It’s about a coordinated effort on the part of chambers and economic developers in the region to understand what happened to the economy due to the public health shutdown of the economy. Further, we are exploring what can be done to foster the recovery of the economy and how to replace the region’s lost jobs.

You can find a copy of the very preliminary planning document here.

The second topic is equality of economic opportunity. One result of racial tensions this spring is more focus on economic opportunity for minorities. This Thursday the U.S. Chamber is hosting a virtual summit on the issue that may be of interest to you. Registration is free and you do not have to be a member of the U.S. Chamber to participate in the Summit (though the breakout sessions that follow the general session are reserved for U.S. Chamber members). Following is information about how to register.

Register Now for U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Summit on Equality of Opportunity

Registration is now open for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Summit on Equality of Opportunity this Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. ET. We are proud to host this historic event convening an impressive line-up of speakers including Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning; Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO; Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC; and many more.

The summit on Thursday is a part of an ongoing initiative to address equality of opportunity through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.

Breakout Sessions 
In addition to the main event, federation members have the exclusive opportunity to attend a breakout session afterwards. We encourage you to register for your preferred breakout session soon, as capacity is limited. The breakout session options are:

  • Post-secondary Education/Skills Training
  • Second Chance Programs
  • Opportunity Zones/Investment
  • K-12 Education
  • Wealth/Savings/Personal Finance
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Private Sector Best Practices on Diversity & Inclusion
  • Digital Divide & Digital Economy
  • Access to Capital/Entrepreneurship
  • Community Health & Health Disparities

Please be advised that the breakout sessions are reserved for members of the U.S. Chamber only.

How to Register

  1. Click here to access online registration
    2. Please select the relevant “U.S. Chamber” registration path to unlock full registration, including the breakout sessions.
    3. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join live, along with the option to “Add to Calendar.
    4. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team at [email protected].