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Progressive Policy Institute

You are cordially invited to join the

Progressive Policy Institute

for a dinner discussion

Scaling Up for Innovation and Jobs: Does Bigger Mean Better in the New Economy?

Michael Mandel
, PPI Chief Economic Strategist
former Chief Economist at BusinessWeek

Tuesday, July 12,  2011
6:30 p.m.

Art & Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

The single most important invention of the 20th century -- the transistor -- came out of Bell Labs, the research division of the biggest company in the world. Indeed, history suggests that our most important innovative industries -- railroads, electricity, automobiles -- were about scale: big companies revolutionizing the economy and creating millions of jobs in the process.

Today, of course, small start-ups get praised by both Republicans and Democrats, and scale has become a dirty word. But should it be? We'll discuss when scale and size are a plus for innovation and domestic job growth, rather than always a negative.

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If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Mark Lewis at 202-775-0105 or via email at llewis@ppionline.org.

This invitation is non-transferable. RSVP required.