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MEDIA ALERT
July 14, 2010

PRESS CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka - schlapecka@ppionline.org, T: 202.525.3931

KIND AND MANDEL TO SPEAK ON INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION

PPI Will Release New Policy Memo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tuesday, July 20, Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) and Michael Mandel, former BusinessWeek chief economist and founder of Visible Economy LLC, will join the Progressive Policy Institute for a policy briefing and the release of "The Coming Communication Boom: Jobs, Innovation and Countercyclical Regulator Policy," a policy memo focusing on job growth in innovative industries and the role of regulatory policy in aiding economic development.


WHO    

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Co-chair, New Democrat Coalition Task Force on Innovation and Competitiveness
Michael Mandel, Founder, Visible Economy LLC
Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute


WHAT          

The briefing will outline the latest trends in innovation and job creation, and offer a future outlook for the communications sector as a driver for economic growth.  Rep. Ron Kind, co-chair of the New Democrats Coalition Task Force on Innovation, will offer opening remarks at 12 p.m. Immediately following, Mandel will discuss and offer recommendations from his memo. This event marks the official release of the PPI policy memo "The Coming Communication Boom: Jobs, Innovation and Countercyclical Regulator Policy."

WHEN         

12 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20

WHERE       

U.S. Capitol, Room H-137, East Capitol St and 1st St NE, Washington, D.C. 

MEDIA COVERAGE

The event is open to the press.  Media wishing to attend should contact Steven Chlapecka at 202.525.3931 or schlapecka@ppionline.org.



The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent research institution founded in 1989 that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics in the 21st century. Through research, policy analysis and dialogue, PPI challenges the status quo and advocates for radical policy solutions.



For further questions, please contact Steven Chlapecka at schlapecka@ppionline.org, 202.525.3931 (office), 202.556.1752 (cell).


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